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Weidman Coach Expects Silva to Taunt Just as Much at UFC 168 Rematch

 

“I expect him to do all that stuff again,” UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman said about his opponent Anderson Silva.  Weidman earned the title by knocking out Silva while the former champion had his hands down, taunting the challenger and lazily ducking punches.

 

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

It was a fight that shocked the world.  Chris Weidman defeated UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva; and he didn’t just beat the champion, he knocked him out.

With the two men set to rematch this Saturday at UFC 168, Weidman and team are expecting nothing different – especially when it comes to his opponent.

I expect him to do all that stuff again,” Weidman said about his opponent’s cage tendencies of taunting and leaving his hands down.  “But to be honest, I don’t really care.  I don’t spend much time thinking about what he’s going to be doing.
My approach is the same as last time.  Work hard in training camp, and work hard when I get in the cage.  Be aggressive, follow my instincts, go forward and go for the finish.

It’s a sentiment shared throughout Weidman’s camp: this fight will be exactly the same.  In fact, they don’t anticipate Anderson Silva coming out all that differently.  They see the former champion continuing to leave his hands on his hips, to gesture and encourage his opponents, and ultimately, to fall once more at the hands of the new champion.

No matter what fight you watch of his, he does that,” Chris Weidman’s coach, Ray Longo, told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.  “I kind of think it’s woven into the fabric of who Anderson Silva is.  I think it’s going to be hard for him to change.  You’ve got to remember that clowning around is a tactic.  It does mesmerize guys.

But just like last time, Longo says his fighter will rise above that distraction to defeat a man many people saw as unbeatable inside the Octagon.

He’s going to do it again,” said Longo.

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15 Comments to Weidman Coach Expects Silva to Taunt Just as Much at UFC 168 Rematch

  1. bubbagum says:

    Silva this time around, no doubt about it.

    • TIME.2.RETIRE.ANDERSON says:

      he was and amazing champ…. now former champ…silva’s goin down again ….and im winning another 650$…. lmao u shall see…. im guna post i told u so after this2 mwahahaha

  2. michal86ole says:

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  3. Xaninho says:

    Silva will toy with him again but this time he’s going to go for the kill when the opportunity is there and make it a quick fight instead of letting Weidman throw another ridiculous flurry of half-assed drunk bum punches.

    • magoo says:

      His clowning is what got him ktfo in the first place! I hope ur boy does toy with the younger,hungrier more well rounded fighter again, I’m picking Chris to GNP the arrogance out of him and make him tap, but if another flurry of half assed drunk bum punches puts his lights out again so be it. Either way the Silva eras finished, this is Weidmans fight to win.

      • Xaninho says:

        Nope not going to happen.

        • magoo says:

          Ah… yea it did!

        • Xaninho says:

          Yeah shit happens. I guess his age is affecting his bone density already, maybe his T levels are low. A sad ending of a great career. He’s still the GOAT though.

          Weidman did a great job and was ahead one round so a legit win despite Anderson’s bad luck. I liked how he paid respect to Silva after it happened he’s a good guy.

        • Xaninho says:

          Yeah shit happens. I guess his age is affecting his bone density already, maybe his T levels are low. A sad ending of a great career. He’s still the GOAT though.

          Weidman did a great job and was ahead one round so a legit win despite Anderson’s bad luck. I liked how he paid respect to Silva after it happened he’s a good guy.

  4. Danael Webster says:

    Silva is the type of man that learns from his mistakes. Weidman’s coach is wrong and he knows it. He’s just scared because he knows Weidman got lucky in the first fight. Silva will take this fight.

  5. Dddddddddd says:

    If Anderson doesn’t take the fight to Weidman then he’s a hypocrite. He’s mocked so many challengers for not coming forward to take the belt that I don’t see him getting out of it.
    I think Weidman will absolutely dominate and leave the groupies in silence.

  6. Gordon Woodard says:

    Like Wildman also said, having his hands down helps to defend takedowns as well. It isn’t a horrible strategy if you are a good striker and quick enough to pull it off. That said, I hope Weidman knocks him out again so all of that ‘he got lucky’ crap will stop.

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