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Friday, 06/21/2013, 11:06 am

Frankie Edgar Picks Weidman to Dethrone Silva

With the heavy anticipation continuing to build ahead of UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman, more and more fighters are coming forward with their picks for the main event on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To the surprise of many in the MMA community, most of the pro’s have picked Chris Weidman to upset the G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva. Most notably was UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who stated that he wasn’t interested in a super fight with Silva because he knows that Weidman will dethrone the P4P king. The most recent former champion to pick Weidman is fellow Tri-state native, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, who is also slated to compete at UFC 162 against Charles Oliveira.

The latest edition of UFC Live Chat this past Wednesday featured Edgar, and when he was asked who he believes will take the middleweight strap home on July 6th Frankie stated, “Gotta go with the East Coast boy Weidman. He’s the whole package. Anderson has fought good wrestlers, but Chris has got great jiu-jitsu and a solid standup game as well.” This makes yet another former champion or current title-holder to choose Weidman over Silva.

While it may appear hasty to some in the MMA universe to pick Weidman against the man who has shattered records and amazed the world, the soft spoken New Yorker has top-notch wrestling credentials, a black belt in BJJ under Matt Serra, and an ever-evolving striking game. To many, Weidman is the perfect opponent to defeat “The Spider” and take a belt that most have long considered untouchable.

UFC 162 takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card airs live on PPV at 10PM ET and 7PM PT, with the prelims airing on FX prior to the main card. What does Penn Nation think? Will Weidman dethrone Silva? Will Anderson put an end to his most challenging adversary to date?

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33 Comments to Frankie Edgar Picks Weidman to Dethrone Silva

  1. Jeff says:

    Hell man, Silva should just give him the belt, he has no chance according to all the fighters….
    So is the UFC brass ordering fighters to pick Weidman when asked about the fight or what. I wonder who the Prodigy thinks will win?

  2. GRT 3000 says:

    Frankie’s just on a Weidman’s NY chode; everyone will know what time it is soon enough.

  3. Big Daddy says:

    Edgar is picking weidman cause he’s also a jersey shore reject and GSP is scared to fight silva and training partner of weidman but more cause he’s scared and doesn’t want to fight silva.

    • KIDD433 says:

      GRT3000 and Big daddy got it right on the nose.This is just another waste of a fight on Silvas contract.

  4. Night-Wind says:

    Easy W for Silva, ya’ll see.

  5. Shane says:

    EASY win for silva might be a stretch. He’ll likely dispose of CW in the 2nd or 3rd. He’s not breaking any records on that fight for KO, TKO, Submission, ect. Anderson will win but MW is not an easy division.

  6. Dddddddd says:

    Let me guess all you geniuses know more than the pros that actually train with and know these guys. These posts get dorkier by the minute. Bad luck Anderson,and only because of your fans.

    • Ddddddddumb says:

      you act as if all fighters are close with one another when, in fact, they’re not. “dorkier” begins with “Dddddddd !!!”

    • GRT 3000 says:

      it’s a hype thing numb nuts – see any posts of fighter picks for Anderson Silva anywhere? NO, b/c almost the entire roster has him picked…so yeah the pros do know allot. smh

  7. Sergio says:

    The guy is good wrestling, but he stand up is TOOO SLOW.
    He has one shot, take Silva down, but a don’t think so.
    Silva by TKO.

  8. Kmart says:

    Funny how nobody thinks Silva can be taken down and finished. He was taken down repeatedly by Sonnen. Also by an out of shape Lutter who actually had him full mounted. Odds are Silva finishes Weidman on the feet, but if Weidman gets him down I could see him finish Silva. Silva having great takedown defense is a far stretch.

    • zack says:

      Lutter mounted him and got reversed. Anderson knows how to avoid strikes on his back. He took no damage in the second fight with sonnen and he was on his back for the whole first round. I honestly see this going like Chris leben vs silva.

  9. SilvasavliS says:

    I love it when people talk about Weidman’s chances. Makes me laugh.

  10. magoo says:

    All my favs picking Chris over Anderson…. Life will never be the same for showboat Silva and all his dick riding fans after this scrap!!!! Weidmans gonna make the spider tap, I cannot wait.

  11. WWE sonnen says:

    This is too funny. Is dana paying these fighters to say this to hype this fight? I hope Anderson reads this, it will motivate him even more to destroy this amateur.
    Btw I still dont get why edgar is top 10 p4p? There are so many better fighters than him he has no credibility whatsoever

  12. KIDD433 says:

    @Mangoo…you’ve had some pretty good input lately,but I c your going back into your old ways of hating on The Spider.And more than likely you’ll start choking on Jon Jones’s C0CK again!

  13. KIDD433 says:

    We’ll see who wins.will see all these dumbshit Weidman bandwagon riders disappear instantly.You’ll all see than that Weidman shouldn’t have got the title shot in the first place.Especially since he ducked Vitor.

  14. 757 says:

    Will be a great fight. I have to pick Anderson however just on sheer experience. Allot of the pro’s are picking Weidman so it will be interesting……Just one question though. Did Big Daddy really call the former lightweight champ of the world a reject? Ha Ha wow. Like the guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about……Maybe Weidman will win but I think the smart money goes the other way…Hey Kidd433 you are right he did duck Vitor I agree

  15. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    This whole picking Weidman for the win is such nonsense. He never fought any real topcontenders. His fanboys should stop bringing up Maia and Munoz because every sane mma fan knows that don’t mean shit. He could have proven himself by fighting Belfort but he rejected the opportunity to test himself against a quality opponent. Now he will be receiving punches and kicks like a deer looking into a pair of headlights of an uncoming truck…… A truck named Anderson Silva who will send Weidman back in line where he belongs.

  16. Juvy Russell says:

    Who would have thought you’re crazy about boxing amz….

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