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View Poll Results: What kind of chance to you give Chris Weidman to win this weekend?
0-10% He will need a miracle. Don't by the hype. 17 20.24%
11-25% He has a small chance. But it's not likely. 32 38.10%
26-49% He puts up a good fight, but Spider wins. 18 21.43%
50-65% I think Chris can edge out the win. 11 13.10%
66%+- I'm pretty confident Chris will win and become World Champion. 6 7.14%
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post #41 of 61 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 02:20 PM
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Needs a miracle. I don't buy the hype.
What focking hype? Is he not a top 3 MW?

Hype is such a stupid and overused word for MMA.
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I think the hype he is getting going into this has become noteworthy. It's become one of the story lines leading into this fight at this point.
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I think the hype he is getting going into this has become noteworthy. It's become one of the story lines leading into this fight at this point.
I think for the most part the fighters themselves are giving Chris a better chance to win this fight then just about any opponent Anderson has ever faced. The guys right there in the mix see Chris as a legit threat to Anderson, more so that any fight I can remember. This "hype" is mainly with the hardcore fans and the fighters. Much more credible then the usual "hype" from casuals. It's not like Dana is feeding some story making the casuals drool. Only people giving Chris a chance are the real fans. Not saying in any way that if you don't give Chris a chance you aren't a real fan, Anderson has earned the kind of respect given to him and I really don't blame anyone for picking him with confidence. I can see why someone wouldn't pick against Anderson until he loses because he doesn't give very many reason not to.
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I think the hype he is getting going into this has become noteworthy. It's become one of the story lines leading into this fight at this point.
Can you explain and give me some examples of this hype?

More people are picking against Anderson besides the 2nd Chael fight? Well Weidman is a younger, bigger wrestler. Who probably won't get tapped out like Chael did. So why wouldn't more people take Weidman than most other Anderson opponents? He is a much worse matchup for Anderson than Vitor, Okami, Maia were. And maybe worse than Chael if he can wrestle and be aggressive like Chael.

The UFC and internet goers always hype up the opponent in some form or fashion. There are always people who find reasons to see Anderson losing. It is no different than any other Anderson fight leading up, other than more are picking Weidman, since he has the skills on paper to give Anderson problems.
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Are a lot of fighters really picking Silva to lose? I can think of maybe 11 or 12 fighters who have, and a fair amount of them work closely with Chris. Many of the others I imagine have their reasons like Sonnen, GSP and Hendo.

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More people are picking against Anderson besides the 2nd Chael fight? Well Weidman is a younger, bigger wrestler. Who probably won't get tapped out like Chael did. So why wouldn't more people take Weidman than most other Anderson opponents? He is a much worse matchup for Anderson than Vitor, Okami, Maia were. And maybe worse than Chael if he can wrestle and be aggressive like Chael.
I think when people so freely believe a guy who has been out hurt for over a year with only 9 pro contests worth of experience is with out a doubt the most well rounded and talented fighter Silva has ever had to overcome while himself never even facing opposition remotely close to what Silva presents, there is hype at work. The fact that in the past several weeks those comments have exponentially increased in spite of the fact absolutely nothing has happened in that time other then the fight date drawing nearer shows the hype is snowballing.

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What focking hype? Is he not a top 3 MW?

Hype is such a stupid and overused word for MMA.
stuff like this:

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"All the pros, when you talk to all the fighters - every fighter out there that I've talked too that we've interviewed thinks Weidman is going to beat him [Silva]
http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...an-over-Silva/


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Fellow fighters picking me over Silva is a confidence boost...Most of them are not even in the gym with me. They're just going based off my fights. I think the guys that are in the gym with me feel that even more."
http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news...fidence-boost/


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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...n-silva/page/2


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I must admit that I was beginning to buy in to some of the hype, actually thinking the Chris Weidman might pull this off. Then I read an article today in which Chris Weidman states that he got into MMA solely because he believed he could be Anderson Silva. I really don't see anywhere in his nine fights anyone close to high-level competition. Maybe the exception of Maia and that is a stretch in my opinion. With that said I don't believe he has a chance at all, Anderson Silva makes him look silly and schools him.


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long layoff, somewhat inexperienced re: big fights - he's def not in his prime yet, anyway - I give him little to no chance.
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I give him the mandatory Matt Serra 1%, otherwise he is a dead man. I think a lot of people are picking against Silva because he is 38, they are betting more on time catching up to him. Anderson Silva isn't Couture, I don't see him fighting into his 40's, but I haven't seen anything showing he is on the downward spiral. If anything he seems to be going through a second peak.
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I'd say he'd stand a good chance if he wasn't coming off a layoff. Fighting the best ever with ring rust=punches in the face
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