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post #51 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 03:30 AM
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In interviews Weidman has said that he's very nervous, and has a lot of respect for Silva. IMO he has already lost, you can't have doubts when fighting someone like Silva, that's why Sonnen did well, he didn't give a **** about the Anderson mystique.
Nervousness before fights don't count. Mike Tyson admitted to have been so nervous before fights to the point to throw up, but in the end you know what he did in the ring.

(I'm not saying that this will be the same with Weidman, just that it only counts how he will feels and does in the Octagon)
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Absolutely but he's still a promising fighter.

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He is overarrated. He has 9 pro MMA fights, and fights in the division belonging to Anderson Silva.

He may well win the fight, but the the fact that Andy isn't a bigger favorite over Chris than Jones has been for his past opponents since before winning the title, makes Weidman overrated and Silva underrated.

Meaning Weidman is doubly overrated.

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Jones has never truly lost. Anderson has legitimately lost 3 times.

The only trouble Jones has ever been in was 2 secs in an armbar over a career spanning hours inside the octagon. Anderson was submitted by borderline cans, and slammed, pummeled and pounded by a wrestler for 24.5 minutes.

That's why the odds are slightly better for Weidman. They don't pull them out of nowhere, they actually base them on reality, styles and fight history instead of fanboyism.
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Weidman isn't overrated, but his chances of winning are slim to be fair. But he's the highest ranked MW that isn't tied up with injury or involved in another match, so I'm stille xcited to see the fight.

He has a better chance than most in MW right now.

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I would love to see the pie on the faces of all the clowns saying duh no one should be in the ring with anderson especially not this kid who hasn't earned it when weidman puts up a good fight if not wins. The fact that weidman has very well timed double and has outwrestled bader and davis and has adcc credientials when he was a novice means he has a decent shot of getting something done.


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Do people not realize what over-rated means? Seeing as Weidman hasnt actually lost yet, or been in any real trouble, then how can he be over-rated?

And if he loses to Silva? Nope. Still not over-rated. To give him that title he would have to lose to a fighter ranked lower then him. It's not rocket science.
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Do people not realize what over-rated means? Seeing as Weidman hasnt actually lost yet, or been in any real trouble, then how can he be over-rated?

And if he loses to Silva? Nope. Still not over-rated. To give him that title he would have to lose to a fighter ranked lower then him. It's not rocket science.
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I've seen all of Weidman's performances both with full training camps and on short notice and whilst very impressive he has not shown that Anderson Silva level of dominance over opponents who, let's be honest, probably will never earn the chance of give Anderson Silva the luxury of destroying them in 30 seconds.

Weidman is being overrated because he is being put up onto a pedestal his performances have not really earned him yet. If he was not so mentally strong the pressure from fans would be crushing for him - and it still might be the case.

You can be 100-0 with 100 split decisions and go into a fight as an underdog, your record or being undefeated does you make you immune to being overrated.

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the funny thing about silva fans or neutrals picking silva all the time is they wanna say his opponent whoever it may be is gonna get crushed and has no business being in the cage with anderson but at the same time refuses to call said opponent a can and saying anderson has had easy opponents.

You can't have it both ways you ****s either say the opponent is overrated from the start and yet anothe reasy silva opponent or admit that silva isn't immortal and convince everyone it's going to be a real fight.


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the funny thing about silva fans or neutrals picking silva all the time is they wanna say his opponent whoever it may be is gonna get crushed and has no business being in the cage with anderson but at the same time refuses to call said opponent a can and saying anderson has had easy opponents.

You can't have it both ways you ****s either say the opponent is overrated from the start and yet anothe reasy silva opponent or admit that silva isn't immortal and convince everyone it's going to be a real fight.
What are you even rambling about? He is the GOAT; someone not standing a chance against him doesn't mean they are a can. Vitor is crushing guys left and right and what happened when he fought Andy? Front kick to the face that is what happened.
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What are you even rambling about? He is the GOAT; someone not standing a chance against him doesn't mean they are a can. Vitor is crushing guys left and right and what happened when he fought Andy? Front kick to the face that is what happened.
Cote,leites,leben could all be considered cans or at least glorified ones, and my point was not that anderson isn't the goat (because he is) my point was that all these people posting on bleacher report and bloodyelbow and whatever the **** online site want to say andersons opponent whoever it may be is a bum while still trying to claim anderson is the goat. And i'm saying you can't call someone the goat while saying all his opponents suck at the same time that's ridiculous.


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