He doesn't. Sure, he has a little moan here and there, but end of the day, its up to Dana. And the last thing that Dana said is that Weidman is one of two fighters in line for the next shot.
When has Silva ever refused a fight the UFC have offered him? He says lots of stuff between fights about various fighters. But once the UFC put a fight on the table he takes it. Everybody acts like the reason he didnt rematch Chael immediately was because he refused. The UFC never offered him Chael straight after his suspension. Silva said he would rather not give him a shot straight away, but the fight was never on the table to begin with. I'm sure the UFC didn't want to give him a shot right away either.
Yes. Anderson Silva doesn't like fighting wrestlers. But he has fought several and beaten them all via finishes.
All of this nonsense about him dodging is based on him having a little moan between fights. The reality is he hasnt dodged shit. They have all lined up and all been taken down.
Thats because a large man dressed in black interrupted just as the magic was starting to happen.
Get real. Dana may decide who Anderson fights but can't force WHEN he fights.
Anderson can sit on the shelf for years and wait for legit contenders like Weidman to eliminate themselves with bad style matchups, all while Anderson dicks around beating glorified cans in a LHW division he has no business or serious plans in, or decides to "take it easy" for a year or two. wtf? How about you give your belt up in that case if you wanna take it easy and leave a division stalled for absolutely no reason.
Why isn't he defending his MW belt for OVER A YEAR when he's PERFECTLY HEALTHY?? Give me ONE OTHER CHAMP that has done this while under contract and not injured in any shape or form (and don't give me Couture, because that was him trying to walk out of the org and break his contract, different story). Why is Soares making whining noises every time Weidman's name comes up, even when this guy has the best win streak in UFC MW HISTORY apart from Anderson himself?
Anderson is an amazing fighter and yes he usually beats everyone thrown at him including most of the handful of wrestlers he's faced, but he took a bloody pounding from Sonnen the first time and lost badly to Takase all those years ago. He's only human, and has a lot to lose. Why take risks when you can coast off into the sunset as GOAT while beating has been brawlers?
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