Silva to Weidman: Wait for your opportunity

by Shaun Al-Shatti | source:

Weidman's anger is somewhat justified, as the 28-year-old ultimately gave up his pursuit of "The Spider" after UFC officials promised him Silva wouldn't be accepting anymore fights for the rest of the year. That, of course, wound up to be untrue. And now that he's back in the game, the champ has a simple, unapologetic message for the young challenger.

"Everything has it's time," Silva replied in a conference call with Brazilian media, translated by Guilherme Cruz of Tatame. "He'll have his opportunity to fight for the belt. Maybe I fight next before he gets the shot, I lose and he fights someone else. We don't know. I can fight Bonnar, lose and say: ‘you know what, I don't want it anymore'. Or maybe I win and say ‘I don't want this anymore'. Or maybe drop to welterweight or move up to heavyweight. Anything can happen. Every UFC fighter will have their chance. You have to work and wait for your opportunity."

Seeing as Silva's next opponent is projected to be UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, unfortunately for Weidman, that opportunity may been farther away he'd like to admit.

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Lazer MMA site profile image  

9/24/12 3:44 PM by Lazer MMA

Your facts are accurate but you see no extenuating circumstances here? He'll get his shot in a bit, what's the dif?

SOO72 site profile image  

9/24/12 3:40 PM by SOO72

Could you be more specific? I only counted his legit losses to Chonan and Takase not his decision or his DQ to Okami. Did he not get an immediate title shot in the UFC after beating Leben in his first fight? Yes he did.You guys are way too sensitive about Silva. Have it your way then wiseguy.. He lost 4x outside of the UFC and got an immediate title shot after beating Leben in his UFC debut. Him suggesting that Wiedman needs to wait is hypocritical.

tjmitchiscool site profile image  

9/22/12 1:06 PM by tjmitchiscool

Those damn fuel fights....if the Weidman destruction of Munoz was on a larger platform (Fox) , pretty sure more would be requesting for his title shot

HenryO site profile image  

9/22/12 1:05 PM by HenryO

B-B-But Maia was top 10

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

9/22/12 12:59 PM by ChokeEmOut

Ok, then that's not saying much now is it?

HenryO site profile image  

9/22/12 12:57 PM by HenryO

Looking at your signup date you would think you have been watching the sport for 10 years. Looking at your post that is clearly not the case

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9/22/12 3:58 AM by inf0


Soul Gravy site profile image  

9/22/12 3:23 AM by Soul Gravy

Silva tries everything he can do to dodge fights.

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9/22/12 3:02 AM by duckhuntgangsta

Can you revise my personal history as well? There are a few things I would like to change.

SOO72 site profile image  

9/22/12 12:44 AM by SOO72

Yes Anderson fought before the UFC, and he lost, twice. Enters UFC, beats Chris Leben, got immediate title shot.