Weidman Says ‘This Time He’s 100% Healthy’ Going Into Fight With Anderson Silva

September 24, 2013 11:08 am by bjpenn.com staff 13 Comments
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“I’m expecting a war, just like I expected the first one. I’m going to be going for the finish. I expect to feel better in this fight, I won’t have to deal with coming off two surgeries. I just feel like a was a bit sluggish in that last fight; didn’t really feel 100-percent myself, but I got the ‘W,’ which is good, but in this next fight I feel like I will be a bit more comfortable and confident to go out there and do what I gotta do.”

“I knew going into this fight that I was going to have to fight him again and that’s what I wanted. If there wasn’t a lot of doubters right now, this next fight wouldn’t be something that people want to see. But, there are a lot of people that can’t fathom Anderson Silva actually losing to anybody. So, the fact that I got him and knocked him out while he was doing his taunting that he does in every one of his fights; people are just going to say that he wasn’t serious. So, I guess the ‘serious Silva’ is going to come out on December 28 and we will see if I got lucky or not.”

In a recent interview from ‘The MMA Hour‘ UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman explains a bit of the hurdles he went through in his first fight with Anderson Silva and why the pending rematch will be a better showing for him.


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