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I would say it would be a pretty massive upset if Silva lost. The best fighter in the world losing is huge. Especially to a guy with 9 freaking fights. Silva has more title defenses than Weidman has total fights.
But what does that even matter? Isn't the matchup what matters? What if Okami beat Anderson? Would that be not as big of an upset because Okami is an experienced fighter who has been in the UFC?

The matchup is what is important. And it would be a smaller upset than anyone Silva has fought recently besides Chael the 2nd time.
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But what does that even matter? Isn't the matchup what matters? What if Okami beat Anderson? Would that be not as big of an upset because Okami is an experienced fighter who has been in the UFC?

The matchup is what is important. And it would be a smaller upset than anyone Silva has fought recently besides Chael the 2nd time.
I agree to a certain extent. Weidman is a big guy and has a style that could cause problems for Silva. But he is terribly inexperienced when compared to Silva and he hasn't really even knocked off a single top MW. He has been impressive but he hasn't really done anything that makes me think it wouldn't be a huge upset to knock off the best fighter alive.


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I would say it would be a pretty massive upset if Silva lost. The best fighter in the world losing is huge. Especially to a guy with 9 freaking fights. Silva has more title defenses than Weidman has total fights.
Let me put it this way:

How many people are giving Chris a chance of winning?

And how many people gave Serra a chance of beating GSP?


I understand the term "upset" can be taken in all kinds of ways. I agree that Silva losing to anybody outside of Bones would be an pretty big upset... and pretty upsetting for a lot of us. That's one type of upset. However, Serra beating GSP is what I would call a proper upset. Buster Douglas proportions. Totally incomparable to Weidman beating Silva in my book.
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Let me put it this way:

How many people are giving Chris a chance of winning?

And how many people gave Serra a chance of beating GSP?


I understand the term "upset" can be taken in all kinds of ways. I agree that Silva losing to anybody outside of Bones would be an pretty big upset... and pretty upsetting for a lot of us. That's one type of upset. However, Serra beating GSP is what I would call a proper upset. Buster Douglas proportions. Totally incomparable to Weidman beating Silva in my book.
I wasn't comparing GSP/Serra to Silva/Weidman.


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I would call any other current MW beating Anderson a bigger upset than if Weidman were to win. Hence I give him the best chance out of any MW today.
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I wasn't comparing GSP/Serra to Silva/Weidman.
No, not directly. Just pointing out that if we are to consider Weidman beating Silva a major upset, then im not sure what words are left to describe a fight like Serra vs GSP, which is *the* yardstick as far as upsets in MMA go.

This is why - in context - I find it hard to look at a Weidman victory as anything that special.
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Dont be silly. That'll never happen. What will happen is at 20 seconds into round 3 a tear will appear in the time/space continuum, blending Silva and Weidman together forming a fearsome beast... The Wanderman. This creature will go on to devour the planet and all things on it.

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Anderis "The Weider" Silvman? No way I'm betting against that.
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No, not directly. Just pointing out that if we are to consider Weidman beating Silva a major upset, then im not sure what words are left to describe a fight like Serra vs GSP, which is *the* yardstick as far as upsets in MMA go.

This is why - in context - I find it hard to look at a Weidman victory as anything that special.
That's fine. We just have different opinions. I think a newcomer with 9 total fights and zero wins over top contenders knocking off arguably the best fighter to ever live is quite an upset.


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That's fine. We just have different opinions. I think a newcomer with 9 total fights and zero wins over top contenders knocking off arguably the best fighter to ever live is quite an upset.
On a slight tangent, do you believe he will lose sometime or retire undefeated?
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On a slight tangent, do you believe he will lose sometime or retire undefeated?
I'm not sure. I think he could retire undefeated. Anything can happen though and at some point I think someone will knock him off if he sticks around long enough.


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