It’s no surprise Gracie is picking Weidman to beat Anderson Silva at UFC 168 given his own professional relationship with the middleweight champ. Likewise, it’s equally understandable why a man with the last name Gracie would favor a BJJ-based victory. In fact, it actually makes a lot of sense regardless of your family lineage. Weidman didn’t have any issue taking Silva down in the opening round of their initial meeting and only ended up blasting him in the second based on Silva’s showboating. This time around, Weidman isn’t as likely to give Silva an opportunity to strike and there’s no doubt he has the ground game to advance into position for an Arm-Triangle Choke or make Silva expose his back for a Rear-Naked Choke.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis’ health-related woes to a Hall of Famer calling out a few peers to a quick look at this weekend’s epic lineup for UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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