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Thursday, 06/06/2013, 06:12 am

Weidman Explains The Time He Offered To Fight Jon Jones


I’m the type of guy that loves big opportunities. I like when the cards are against me, and people think that I have no chance. I believe in myself, so when that fight came out that it was in jeopardy, I called my manager and asked if there was a possibility that I could get the fight because I think I could take it. He was like, ‘Really?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah.’ He said give me a couple days, and I told him I was ready to go.

So, he called Joe Silva, and he was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I think Joe liked the fact that I did that. So he said he wasn’t going to tell Dana and them unless I called my coaches to make sure it was all 100%. I called Matt and told him that I wanted to this. They were all on board, so I called back my manager, and he tells Joe Silva, and he thought it was awesome, so he called Dana White, but then they ended up throwing the fight out, and then the whole card out. I was all ready to go [laughs]. I ran straight to the gym and started working out.

– Chris Weidman via Bloodyelbow.com

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31 Comments to Weidman Explains The Time He Offered To Fight Jon Jones

  1. GRT 3000 says:

    Weidman is annoying…ever since he beat up fat Munoz he’s been name dropping champions like he’s right in there. he still has allot more to prove in the cage – a good beatdown from Anderson will send him to where he belongs in the division.

    • Federico says:

      I totally agree with you man!

    • TwistofCain says:

      Dumbest thing I’ve read today. Why wouldn’t he call out champs? Is he supposed to call out #2 -#3 contenders for the rest of his career? There’s a reason he’s the nest guy to fight Silva, and you’re the guy posting retarded comments about it. You’ll never live a day in your life. Remember that.

  2. Grt 2000 says:

    Weismann will finish Anderson and bones soon to be the middleweight and light heavy weight champion

  3. blero says:

    i’m not really a “bones” fan,but i think it may be a tough one for Anderson…It would be THE superfight,though..GSP is great,but can’t finish a fight,obviously…Jon Jones AND “the spider” can….

  4. Ddddddd says:

    I wish there were fight fans to comment on this rather than hero seekers. Anyone have something to say that doesn’t involve Anderson? I was a fan of Anderson until exploring his many delusional fans that obviously do not watch fights and consider possibilities. You guys must be fifteen and that’s why I don’t find it a challenge to make you look stupid. Who has beat Weidman and how can he be beat? I’m interested in hearing how you groupies think Anderson will expose a weakness in Weidman? This article has nothing to do with Anderson please quit burning me out on his Funking name.

    • Kenny powers says:

      Well, u can say the same about Anderson. Who has beat him in the UFC? No one. Who has Weidman beat? No one. Whats the difference, about 7 years as the reigning champ vs some new kid sayin the same shit as the last 16 guys. Ill put my $ on the obvious.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      oh stfu you whiny bitch.

  5. Ddddddd says:

    You should look it up before you keep asking questions that are obviously stupid. Weidmans done great things and beat great opponents. His career in MMA has been dominate just like his career in wrestling. I know the result of this fight isn’t obvious. It’s a matter of understanding enough to realize the possibilities. I’ll tell ya what’s obvious.

    • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

      Sorry I agree with quite a lot you have to say, but this is not one of those times. Weidman done great things? Like what? Beat great opponents? Who?

      Only notable wins were against Maia who apparently fought above his weightclass, it was one of the most boring fights I ever seen and Weidman took that W by a very controversial decision.

      Second notable fight was against Munoz who is not champion material to begin with and that particular fight Munoz returned from surgery and was clearly not well-prepared. He had a spare tire around his waist and was sluggish and weaker than normal from the start.

      He is just not on the level of Anderson Silva.

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