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Old 10-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Silva has no intention of fighting Weidman

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‘I think all athletes in this division will get their opportunity in going for the title. I don't have any intention of fighting with him (Wiedman). I still think he has a lot to do in the UFC. I am in a comfortable position and I am no longer a child, I am 37 years old, he's a kid that is starting.

Obviously, this might happen, but, I have two fights on my contract and I think one of them will be with St. Pierre and I don't really have an intention in fighting with him (Weidman) because I'm not a fool. I'm already an oldie, you know?'
Unless there's something lost in translation here I say Silva gives up that MW belt today. WTF is this shit. Guys left and right now wanting to fight this guy or that guy.
If you are the champion of your weight division, you defend the belt against the number one contender. You do not get to pick and choose your opponent.
This is turning into Boxing.

Unless your next fight is for the middleweight belt against whoever the UFC says is the number one contender, you hand that belt over to Dana and move either up or down and fight for those belts.

Oh, and it sound like your ducking every single time you do one of these interviews.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If he has no interest in fighting Weidman, it's time to give up the belt because the only 185'er on the planet who is beating Weidman is Anderson.

Boetsch, Vitor, Bisping, Belcher, Okami - He beats them all, with ease.
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People get their panties in a bunch over anything he says. It is quite hilarious to see.

No other fighter gets as many questions as Anderson as to who he is going to fight. The guy literally fought a couple days ago and people want him to sign fights and tell us who is next.

I remember after the Chael fight, people wanted answers to who was next the next day. He just fought twice in 3 months.

Ask him again in a few months. My god, give him a chance to take a breath. The UFC didn't offer a Weidman fight. Silva is expecting GSP next.

He said Chael didn't deserve a rematch. Everyone pee'd their pants and pouted. Guess what, he fought him.

Cry me a river.
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I'm almost positive that they'll pair Bisping with the winner of Weidman/Boetsch, and that the winner of that fight will square off against Silva for the title. Anderson clearly wants GSP, which is all well and good, but he can't pick and choose who the number one contender in his division is. I suspect he's saying that he wouldn't fight Weidman today, but were Chris to get by Boestch and Bisping, his tune would likely change.

As I said in another thread, it's quite sad coming from a guy who received his title shot after one fight in the UFC. Against Chris Leben no less.

Edit - Anderson only fought Sonnen after Chael re-cleaned out the top of the division. I give Silva respect for stepping up against Bonnar on such short notice, but he and Ed Soares have always been selective with respect to opponents.
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The problem is that both Bisping and Boetsch have a stronger claim for the number 1 contender spot. Weidman's only notable wins are against Maia and fat Mark Munoz.
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I never understood how Mark's weight/shape entered into it. That fight was over before Munoz even had a chance to gas.
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Oh, and it sound like your ducking every single time you do one of these interviews.
Action speaks louder than words. Independently from what he says from time to time, Silva has fought and destroyed anyone the UFC has put in front of him.
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and quite frankly, Weidman has looked more impressive in his wins than Bisping or Boetch have done in theirs... Maia aside, but that was on short notice. Yes, I do belive that Mark Munoz is on the level of Brian Stann and Hector Lombard.
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Action speaks louder than words. Independently from what he says from time to time, Silva has fought and destroyed anyone the UFC has put in front of him.
Well, you know, minus that one guy
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I'm almost positive that they'll pair Bisping with the winner of Weidman/Boetsch, and that the winner of that fight will square off against Silva for the title. Anderson clearly wants GSP, which is all well and good, but he can't pick and choose who the number one contender in his division is. I suspect he's saying that he wouldn't fight Weidman today, but were Chris to get by Boestch and Bisping, his tune would likely change.

As I said in another thread, it's quite sad coming from a guy who received his title shot after one fight in the UFC. Against Chris Leben no less.

Edit - Anderson only fought Sonnen after Chael re-cleaned out the top of the division. I give Silva respect for stepping up against Bonnar on such short notice, but he and Ed Soares have always been selective with respect to opponents.
No Anderson said Chael didn't deserve to fight him even after the Stann fight. And people went nuts saying how could he say that when Sonnen gave him the best fight. Of course Chael had to fight at least once or twice more before he got it. He just came off a 6 month suspension and wouldn't of won the fight even if he had held on in the first fight.

Anderson said this for a while and Sonnen fans got whiney. Sonnen said Silva would never fight him or sign the contract. His supporters got on board and whined with him. The fight was supposed to be in Brazil and got moved. Anderson fought him. Sonnen and his fans cried for no reason.

Seriously though, Anderson gets asked who he is fighting next the minute he lays the last guy out. He is expected to know who is next and how things will pan out. We have a Boetsch/Weidman fight. We have a GSP/Condit fight. Anderson just fought twice in 3 months. Can we relax for a week or 2? Or does everyone have to have panic attacks like 15 year old girls?
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