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Weidman plans to disrupt superfight plans | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight Chris Weidman wants to dismiss all of this superfight talk in regards to Anderson Silva.

While the buzz in the MMA community can’t seem to get enough of the idea of Silva and either welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre or light heavyweight king Jon Jones meeting up sometime near the end of 2013, Weidman has plans to crash that party before it even starts.

Speaking after UFC 158, UFC president Dan White relayed Weidman’s thoughts on upcoming superfights.

“I talked to Chris Weidman myself. Guy looks me right in the eye and says, ‘I’m telling you, I apologize that I’m going to f*** up all your superfights,’” White told a gathering of reporters.

Weidman is slated to face Anderson Silva on July 6 in Las Vegas in the main event of UFC 162.

Weidman is 9-0 with five wins coming in the UFC. A talented grappler and submission artist, Weidman also has knockout power and is extremely well-rounded. He was a two-time Division I All-American wrestler in college. He is coming off a brutal knockout of Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel TV in July 2012.

In Silva, Weidman faces arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Silva hasn’t lost since 2006, rattling off 17 straight wins in the process.

According to White, if Weidman defeats Silva in July, the talk of superfights all but goes away.

“If you take Anderson Silva out of the mix, the superfights are all gone,” White said and then continued Wideman’s message:  “He says, ‘I’m gonna f*** up all your superfights and I’m gonna be your next champion. ’But what I will do for you is I’ll give him an immediate rematch in Madison Square Garden as soon as (Silva) loses.’”

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34 Comments to Weidman plans to disrupt superfight plans | UFC NEWS

  1. magoo says:

    That’s real gracious of you offering Silva a rematch already that’s classy! Lmao!

  2. Jhonny Blaze says:

    Well Chris Silva won’t be offering you a rematch when he despatches you in the second round via tko.

  3. 123 says:

    In my opinion American fighters are getting handed title fights & the rest of the world have to beat every1 just to be in with a chance… Who has Chris Weidman, Chael Sonnen & Nick Diaz even beat lately

    • Alex Catarino (@4lex78) says:

      I won’t go to the “American fighters” argument, but let’s see one by one the guys you pointed out.
      Weidman: Anderson Silva has cleared the division, there’s nobody else. In my opinion, nobody should fight Anderson before beating Belfort, but nobody is beating Belfort neither!
      Sonnen: Jon Jones pretty much cleared the division too. Who’s left? Henderson. But he was beat by Machida… Sonnen was WEC light-heavyweight champion and beat almost all middleweights too, so I don’t think it’s that wild that he gets a title shot. I wouldn’t book him, because he would have to beat Belfort or any ex-champion to get the title shot.
      Nick Diaz is easy: ex-Strikeforce Champion, beat BJ Penn and lost to Condit in a split (and controversial) decision.

      • Not You says:

        Weidman should be fighting Belfort. But nah, he should just jump that little obstacle. He doesn’t realize that he’s no quite there yet. The kids got all the promise in the world, but I don’t like his odds here.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      Give an example of what you mean?

  4. 123 says:

    i agree with you on Chris Weidman but not the other 2 because at WelterWeight there is a few fighters that deserved it more than Nick Diaz & at LightHeavyweight there is.. Alexander Gustaffson, Glover Texiera, Lyoto Machida & Jimi Manuwa.. just my opinion tho.

  5. Ddddddd says:

    This debates over.Chris Weidman is challenging Anderson Sylva for the damn belt. None of us are puting gas in this thing or changing the oil. How long is everybody gonna keep bitching from the backseat? Sit down,shut the hell up and enjoy the ride. Don’t ask one more time how long it’s gonna take to get there.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      mass Online bitching has currency @Dddd – these fuckers have their prick all over blogs and twitter if you haven’t noticed. If I wanna say that Weidman is a spook that doesn’t deserve the shot than I can. May not be a premium high octane I’m pumping in, but in #s we can disrupt the driver.

  6. LaieBOI says:

    I dont see why superfights have to go to shit if silva loses or GSP loses or Jones loses. Even if they lose I would still want to see a Silva vs Jones or vs GSP. I couldnt care less if they have a belt or not, the point is people want to see these fights.

  7. confucius says:

    hurry up and take your beating weidman, we have some real fights to watch…superfights that is

  8. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Weidman…Let’s see, most notable wins are over Maia after one of the most boring LnP fests ever with the help of a controversial split decision. Munoz who besides not being a top notch fighter to begin with also came out pudgy and less muscular totally out of shape after a years lay-off. The other three cans he beat aren’t even worth mentioning.

    So why is he fighting the champ again?

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