Weidman is the MW Champion of the World. This is what matters now. People trying to make him bigger than this phenomenal moment, specially as a striker, are the ones bringing to him bad, but sincere comments in this regard.
He is a complete fighter, indeed, but if he was a better striker than Anderson fecking Silva, he probably would have finished K-1 Maia.
Good post. Refer to the Mastermind video. Damn it. I knew it was a premonition. What will the villains do now...
How will the world react...
As an Anderson fan I was embarrassed. And still am.
Chris deserves all the credit and am happy for him. But that said, the thing that really bothers be is Anderson was doing what he had to do. People said how great Weidman's ground game is. Silva survived the ground and got up. Then he stuffed a TD and seemed to find range to totally shut down Weidman's TD attack. He did what he had to do, and proved why he is an amazing well-rounded fighter. Then he threw all that away by being a total goofball.
So like I said, credit Weidman for finding that open chin and finishing. But it is a shame that Anderson fought like that when he seemingly was ready to defend Weidman's ground attack.
Yah we all were stunned, but if you think about it...statistically that's pretty damn impressive to do what he's been doing his entire career and not get taken out. Everybody eventually gets TKO/KOed from Ali, Tyson, Foreman, Manny Pacquiao, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Ceasar Chavez, Mark Hunt, Chuck Liddell, Vitor Belfort, Sugar Shane Mosley,and of course Roy Jones Jr. Sadly Anderson is in this elite group now, but what happens next is equally important in my opinion even though his legacy is sealed.
I'm confident he will avenge his lone loss in the UFC before his time is done.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.