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Chris Weidman ready to throw a wrench in Anderson Silva superfight

anderson-silvaThe UFC has wanted to book a bout between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight king Georges St-Pierre for awhile, waiting for GSP to clear his division out and give 185 pounds a go. However, to make the rumble a reality, Silva has to hold up his end of the bargain too and the Brazilian’s next opponent has some bad news on that front.

UFC President Dana White spoke about a possible Silva/St-Pierre scrap to reporters after the conclusion of UFC 158 where he relayed a brief conversation he recently had with Chris Weidman (who is set to challenge Silva this summer).

“He says, ‘I’m gonna f*ck up all your superfights and I’m gonna be your next champion. But what I will do for ya is I’ll give him an immediate rematch in Madison Square Garden as soon as he loses,’” explained White. “It’s verbatim what the guy said to me.”

The Fight Network was on the scene and able to capture the conversation.

“If you take Anderson Silva out of the mix, the superfights are all gone,” White confessed, agreeing with the widespread sentiment that Weidman shouldn’t be overlooked even though he’ll enter the evening as an underdog.

Weidman is 9-0 in his career including wins over Demian Maia and Mark Munoz. He is seen by many as a legitimate threat to Silva based on his polished wrestling, submission arsenal, and ever-improving stand-up. Their match-up will serve as the main event at UFC 162.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

5 COMMENTS
  • climbarock says:

    I hope so. The Superfight talk is tedious at this point, and I want to see someone really challenge Silva. And GSP. Those dudes are so dominant they’re starting to piss me off.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I thought Silva said he’d fight Jones at MSG not GSP? Also I’m not a fan of super fights really, they don’t interest me, but then I like the guys dominating in their weight class and staying in their weight class, or moving up/down and staying in that weight class to see if they can dominate there.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Also is this happening to anyone else again? :

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  • Creature says:

    I like Chris, and would be all aboard his war wagon to dethrone Silva IF he wasnt coming into this fight with such a long layoff.

    Also @Alpha I too get the error randomly.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Weidman”s confidence is off all available charts-gotta love youth
    -not doubting him in the least bit though

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