He fought Silva with his hands down most of the time.. how was he scared of him. I think Weidman took his title, like taking candy from a baby. He took him down, he struck with him, he evaded Silva's attacks.. most of which caught easily other fighters. It was a back and forward match up to the end, when Silva started clowning too freakin` much. Weidman is a beast and he calculated his attacks, he wasn't scared or in panic and he won. That's what happened.