Weidman Turned Down Belfort Fight In Hopes Of Silva Booking | UFC NEWS

August 22, 2012 11:47 am by bjpenn.com staff 46 Comments

“From what I am being told, it is a fight that the UFC would want to make happen. Now, it is just confusing. I don’t know what is going on. I am waiting to find out from Dana White. I didn’t take a couple of fights from people challenging me, like (Vitor) Belfort, so I could take the Silva fight. But, now it is all up in the air. I don’t know what is going on… I don’t have any deadlines, but I am young and I want to make the most of my career. I have a lot of respect for the guy, I think he is the greatest of all time and I look up to him. I think I am the biggest challenge to him and I think his camp knows that and I think he should challenge me… Hey man (addressing Anderson Silva), just give me a chance. Obviously I think I am going to beat you and it is a tough one for me to tell you to do. You had one fight when you got the chance, so just give me my opportunity, just give me the fight.”

While being interviews by Ariel Helwani for FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight, top UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman explains where he is at in his title hunt and pleads to the champ, Anderson Silva to give him a chance at the title.

Can Weidman dethrone the king?

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