Prior to yesterday’s UFC 159 weigh-ins, middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman held a UFC Fight Club fan Q & A.
During his time on the stage he addressed several issues, one of which being his upcoming fight against reigning champion, Anderson Silva.
“I think the best thing that Anderson Silva does is mentally destroy people before they even get in the cage with him. Then once you get in the cage with him, he does a great job of making you feel like, “Yo, you do not belong in the cage with me. You’re terrible, I’m the man. You’re gonna find a way out of this fight.” I think the biggest thing is that I’m very confident. I know my skillset, I’ve seen what Chael (Sonnen) has done to him, I’ve seen his weaknesses and I think I can expose him again and look for a finish or a good performance. You just got be confident. You can say anything you want before the fight, but it’s all bout before you touch those gloves, do you still have that confidence? I’m gonna make sure I do.
On paper I’m a nightmare matchup for Anderson. You know, on paper you can’t deny it. I definitely have better wrestling and I definitely believe I have proven I have better jiu jitsu. I think I have the cardio the athleticism…I think there’s a lot of stuff that’s siding with me on this fight.”