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Yes, he will 62 78.48%
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Over-rated - Here....HA, no really in a year where we've had four people get title shots coming off loses (Edgar, Tate, Sonnen, Diaz) this Weidman backlash is downright embarrassing. He's coming off a layoff...so's Anderson. He's not going to beat Silva oh he's not going to defeat the greatest of all time...clearly he's a bum. It's to soon, theirs like three LHW champions in the wings prepping for Anderson right now, and you have Vitor who's earned a rematch.

Now the second question, will he beat Anderson Silva....probably not, but he's got a better shot than the last guys that fought for the HW, LHW, and WW titles. The measure of a contender shouldn't be "can he beat Anderson Silva" because realistically who in that division can. The measure is he the best man for the job, he is the number one contender for the title.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Over-rated - Here....HA, no really in a year where we've had four people get title shots coming off loses (Edgar, Tate, Sonnen, Diaz) this Weidman backlash is downright embarrassing. He's coming off a layoff...so's Anderson. He's not going to beat Silva oh he's not going to defeat the greatest of all time...clearly he's a bum. It's to soon, theirs like three LHW champions in the wings prepping for Anderson right now, and you have Vitor who's earned a rematch.

Now the second question, will he beat Anderson Silva....probably not, but he's got a better shot than the last guys that fought for the HW, LHW, and WW titles. The measure of a contender shouldn't be "can he beat Anderson Silva" because realistically who in that division can. The measure is he the best man for the job, he is the number one contender for the title.
The problem is fanboyism effects far too many peoples head. Some complained when Bigfoot and Sonnen got the title shots. Not nearly as many as Weidman. When you hold someone up as an unbeatable god, a lot of people will bitch.

If I remember correctly, people spoke about Sonnen before the first fight even worse than Weidman. Some just don't learn I guess.

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Yes I am a Silva fan. Yes Silva will probably win. The amount of discredit Weidman gets on here is hilarious though.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:38 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Weidman is the most hyped on here MW since Palharres... and we all know how that went.

That being said, stylistically at least he is a bad matchup for Silva. I dont think he'll beat him, not at all, but if he can stay active and injury free, he's got as good a chance as anyone pf holding the belt when Anderson finally hangs up his gloves.
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He's no overrated ...... BUT Anderson will dispactch of him like everyone else he has fought!

Weidman is good but not good enough for Silva.
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I'm not confident per se that he can beat Silva, given the injury layoff, his inexperience and the fact that it's Silva, but I wouldn't be surprised if he does. He is in no way overrated though, even if he loses at the very least he'll give Anderson a run for his money, and I see him coming back in a few years to either dethrone Silva or rule the division after his retirement.
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I believe he is extremely overrated based on his body of work and his potential I don't see how it justifies a title shot. Yet alone being dubbed the man to beat Anderson Silva. He is fighting Anderson Silva who is considered the goat of mma. I don`t know if people really believe CW will beat him or just want to see Silva lose. Many have tried, I believe CW will be another victim.
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I'm not confident per se that he can beat Silva, given the injury layoff, his inexperience and the fact that it's Silva, but I wouldn't be surprised if he does. He is in no way overrated though, even if he loses at the very least he'll give Anderson a run for his money, and I see him coming back in a few years to either dethrone Silva or rule the division after his retirement.
This.

Overrated? I don't think so. Was the shot a bit premature? Maybe but everyone else got beat. Will he beat Anderson? Probably not but he's hungry and stylistically a good match-up, I wouldn't be surprised if he pulled it off.
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Crap thread, crap poll.

So the question is "is Weidman overrated". But then the poll is "will he beat Anderson".

So if he doesn't beat Anderson he is overrated? That makes no sense.

A better question is "Is Anderson underrated by those who dislike him".

Listen, I think Weidman is certainly a top 3 MW. Certainly one of the best prospects in years. But I don't have him beating the best in the game.

The poll makes no sense. Weidman isn't overrated. But I predict he loses to Anderson. Don't see why it has to be one or the other.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #30 (permalink)
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As others have made mention to, Chris isn't a bad fighter. The guy has skills, he's just never seen anything like Anderson.

He keeps telling Anderson to not under estimate him... but I think anyone who walks into the cage with Anderson can't truly appreciate his skill level until they're there in the moment. It's hard to comprehend under estimating Silva....cuz GOAT... but I just don't think people get it until they're there.

I think Chael woke Silva up.... Chael was the first guy in a long time who had zero respect for Anderson's skills. I think Anderson was coasting and he needed that wake up call. He seems to be fighting with that killer instinct again.

I think nerves will play a huge roll in this as well. Chris has been out of the cage for a year and upon his return, he's making a serious jump in competition and for a world title.

Anderson has been here before, he's not seeing anything new here.
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