Weidman Comments On Anderson Not Accepting Bout And States That He's A 'Stylistic Nightmare' For The Champion | UFC News

August 13, 2012 2:26 am 45 Comments

By Jamie McAllister
Middleweight Contender Chris Weidman comments to ESPN.

Weidman in his last bout dominated and finished Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. Following the bout Weidman called out UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, however Silva’s managment were quick to dismiss Weidman’s challenge.

Weidman commented on Silva’s management dismissing him and thinks the main reason for theĀ dismissalĀ is that his style would be a nightmare for Anderson to deal with.

“I’m going to say that’s probably the biggest reason. [Silva’s] management has kind of tried to downplay me, because honestly I am a stylistic nightmare for that guy. No question about it. On paper, Mark Munoz is a lot harder fight for me. He’s got good wrestling, so I could have been stuck on my feet, and he has good hands, so I could have got knocked out. So I took that fight knowing it was a tough challenge. Anderson Silva? I’ve got better wrestling, better jiiu-jitsu, so I have a lot more on my side.”

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