Dana White: Every fighter is picking Weidman to defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 162 - Page 8 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #71 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 09:24 AM
Welterweight
 
TheNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,178
                     
This fight ticks me off because 2 Years ago when Chris first came into the UFC I said he would be the future champ.

Chris is soo talented it's crazy, but he still needs work and experience versus a couple tougher guys IMO.

I just seen him do an interview on the MMA Hour and I love the guy. He's a great kid, funny, and hyper (and he craps himself while training lol....)

SMOOTH
TheNinja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 02:28 PM
Lightweight
 
Kreed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,799
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnyg4508 View Post
What will GSP's reason as to why he isn't thinking about Anderson after Anderson wins?

Any guesses? Any good excuses left for him?
yeast infection

To Live is 2 suffer, 2 survive? well that is 2 find meaning in the suffering
Kreed is offline  
post #73 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 04:14 PM
SikWithIt
 
Bknmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 2,506
                     
The reason why GSP and Hendricks are 100% sure that Weidman will beat Silva is because Weidman is a better wrestler then both of them,i have Silva winning but won't be surprised if Weidman takes Silva down and Elbows the shit out of him.




HW: Fedr
LHW:Cormier
MW: Gegard "The Dreamcatcher" Mousasi
Bknmax is offline  
post #74 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-20-2013, 10:49 PM
It's a league game, Smokey
 
Ape City's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Planet of the Apes
Posts: 8,194
                     
It will surprise me! Anderson via vicious strikes.


mad props: Toxic
Ape City is offline  
post #75 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-24-2013, 10:49 PM
You're Welcome.
 
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
                     
Tim Boetsch picks Anderson to win! That said, Tim Boetsch also says that he'll be the one to dethrone Silva...

http://www.mmamania.com/2013/6/24/44...rson-silva-mma
Canadian Psycho is offline  
post #76 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 07:52 AM
of Nazareth
 
Soojooko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Moon
Posts: 9,613
                     
I can understand many reasons for writing Chris off. But commenting on the quality of his opponents up to now is not one of them.

Who did Ben Hendesron beat before he got his title shot?

Who did GSP beat before he got his title eliminator against Penn?

Who did Silva beat before he got his title shot?

Who did Bones beat before Rua?


All these guys fought their toughest opponents from their first title shot and onwards.
Soojooko is offline  
post #77 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 08:32 AM
You're Welcome.
 
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
                     
MMA fans are hypocrites, pure and simple. Everyone knows that Anderson Silva did zilch to earn his title shot against Franklin, yet fans expect that anyone who sets foot inside a cage with Anderson ought to have conquered 3/4s of the known world beforehand. There is no rhyme or reason to it - it's hypocrisy.
Canadian Psycho is offline  
post #78 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 08:36 AM
Megaweight
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,499
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soojooko View Post

All these guys fought their toughest opponents from their first title shot and onwards.
Funny thing about being the champ, they typically give you the hardest opponent they have

Just screwing around with you

I really think that if Weidman had a couple more years and maybe a solid loss or two to teach him what his weaknesses are he could be a legit contender. While I do feel he is at least a top 5 (I have him as #3) MW, I also still think the skill gap between AS and him is way too high. I don't think his wrestling game is so overpowering that he will be able to do what Sonnen couldn't do last time, which is consistently take AS down.

The one fighter I agree with on this fight is Dan Henderson. I will be interested to see how good his chin is. Anderson Silva will touch it, he has to be ready for what to do if he is hurt from it (assuming he is still awake).
cdtcpl is offline  
post #79 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 08:58 AM
Colossal-weight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9,018
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian Psycho View Post
MMA fans are hypocrites, pure and simple. Everyone knows that Anderson Silva did zilch to earn his title shot against Franklin, yet fans expect that anyone who sets foot inside a cage with Anderson ought to have conquered 3/4s of the known world beforehand. There is no rhyme or reason to it - it's hypocrisy.
Although I agree that knocking Weidman for his wins is dumb. You obviously have to take into consideration the time it was. You can't compare 2005 to now. Nate Quarry would have been a big win then. Back then they did a card every few months. Now they do one every week. There were far fewer fighters. Rankings and win streaks were rare. Can't compare the 2.
jonnyg4508 is offline  
post #80 of 84 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 09:14 AM
of Nazareth
 
Soojooko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Moon
Posts: 9,613
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdtcpl View Post
Funny thing about being the champ, they typically give you the hardest opponent they have

Just screwing around with you
True. And thats exactly my point. The UFC with its shallow rosters needs to keep the best challengers free for the champions. So criticizing Chris for his quality of opponent is a bit silly considering. If they fed Chris all the top contenders before the title shot, then who exactly is Silva/Vitor etc supposed to fight in that time? The UFC simply doesn't have the numbers to keep the top of every division busy with quality opponents.
Soojooko is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome