UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will makes his second stand against Anderson Silva next Saturday at UFC 168 in his quest to prove their first meeting wasn’t a fluke. With this hard of a test in front of him, it is hard to think it might be trivial compared to what he had encountered in his childhood.
In a Youtube video by Bobby Razak entitled ‘Chris Weidman: Vérité (truth),’ Weidman let his past be known.
“I was severely bullied… I didn’t really even think about it as bullying up until a year or two ago when I gave an anti bullying speech, and I realized holy crap I was really badly bullied,” Weidman said.
“I grew up in a decently tough neighborhood. I grew up getting bullied and fighting a lot. My brother was probably one of the toughest kids from my neighborhood and he didn’t make it easy on me,” Weidman said. “He made sure I was getting beat up as much as possible growing up. If he wasn’t beating me up, he was making his friends beat me up. He threw a 10 pound weight on my head because I wouldn’t get him a cookie. Split my forehead open pretty good.”
“I think any type of setback you have, any tough time you’ve got, getting through it is what makes you who you are. It makes you a tougher person. I think whatever you’ve been through in your life makes you a tougher person,” Weidman continued. “I’m very grateful for the background I have, every tough situation I’ve been through because it’s made me who I am.”
Quotes via: MMA.TV