I don't know if Weidman could win now.
Down the road, in maybe a year or so? Absolutely.
He has evolving stand up, fantastic wrestling and is always looking for the submission. I think he needs a bit more explosiveness if he wants to take down Silva and keep him there as well as better striking defense. Once he develops those, Weidman should bring the Middleweight title back where it belongs.
I hate to rain on Weidman's parade too because he's one of my favorite fights and his preformance last night was incredible, but I've said before, as much as I like Munoz, he's just another Nate Marquardt. A guy who has beaten a slew of decent names but will always come up short against contenders in the division. He's strong, probably one of the strongest guys in the middleweight division, but his chin and MMA wrestling as we saw last night are not the make of a contender or a champion.
Great preformance by Weidman, but I want to see him fight one or two more guys before he sends Silva home in shame to his wife and family.
Faber - Arlovski - Velasquez - Weidman - Lawler - Mighty Mouse
Credit to M.C. for the sig!