Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
Weidman is a pretty alright guy. Good enough in every area. He's beat no one of note and hasn't really shown why he will be able to survive one round against Anderson.
On what part specifically?
I made a request based on personal opinion. I can request that people never wear skinny jeans and say 'yolo', and I wish they would act acording to what I find best, but alas it's not the case.
I've never really been a "fan" of Erick, Weidman or Gus. I can respect their skills but am kind of neutral on how I favour them. I'd like to become a fan, but if I see people overrating them constantly it makes me hope they lose to prove that they arent what they are hyped up to be, and in doing so I never really reach the stage to become a fan.
Explain to me why you buy into a guy like Erick Silva, who out of his 3 victories in the UFC, only one is still employed and he might very well be on his way out after his last fight, yet you don't buy into guys in Weidman and Gustaffsson.
Erick's a good fighter and so are Weidman and Gus, but you say things like "Weidman hasn't shown me anything" maybe it's just differing opinions but I can't honestly understand why people look at Weidman the way they do.
He's a guy whose fought through adversity(grueling weight cut against Maia) and has been flawless throughout the rest of his career. Could he beat Anderson? Not sure, but I get the impression people here either don't watch him fight or they just refuse to believe the hype, I'm sure a similar thing happened with Jones back when he was on the rise but I don't really understand why people can buy into someone liike Silva but not into Weidman or Gus.
Like I said in this thread, Fitch/Silva will tell us a lot about Erick and his potential, if the ref's the only thing saving him from getting wrestle ****ed by Fitch, then I might write him off as the "guy" to beat GSP and I'm not quite sure how I'd feel about a fight with Rory and Erick.
With Weidman, I feel like he could already go in there and put up a decent fight/beat Anderson.
If anyone is over-hyped, out of the Weidman/Silva/Gus class, imo it's Erick but he could change all of that with a victory next week.