Silva has no intention of fighting Weidman

source: mmamania.com
 

‘I think all athletes in this division will get their opportunity in going for the title. I don't have any intention of fighting with him (Wiedman). I still think he has a lot to do in the UFC. I am in a comfortable position and I am no longer a child, I am 37 years old, he's a kid that is starting.

Obviously, this might happen, but, I have two fights on my contract and I think one of them will be with St. Pierre and I don't really have an intention in fighting with him (Weidman) because I'm not a fool. I'm already an oldie, you know?'

transcribed by MMAMania.com...

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TheIronCodpiece site profile image  

10/17/12 6:12 PM by TheIronCodpiece

I'm not saying Weidman isn't good. He's showed more promise than a lot of signees lately. I just don't want to see him rushed to a title shot without getting good experience in and more time to prepare. Once Anderson is gone, he has a great chance of being a long time champ for MW, but right now, he's going down Marquardt's path. I don't wanna see him fight for the belt early, lose, and then never get that chance again. I'm sorry if I came off as saying Weidman isn't skilled, but I just don't think he's worthy of a shot yet

Driscoll site profile image  

10/17/12 5:33 PM by Driscoll

I'm sorry that the two of you don't understand that the UFC is a business. It's great for you two armchair champions to whine about what you think the greatest fighter of all time should and shouldn't do, but that's not how it works. When you enter the land of grownups and put your fantasy rankings aside, then feel free to talk to me about this.

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10/17/12 2:05 PM by crzyJenks

I'm pretty sure the elbow that weidman hit munoz hit woulda put anyone out on their ass, so I don't think it was a weak chin that did him in.  Trust me weidman is that good, and I know me just saying it isn't gonna sway your opinion but time will show.

TheIronCodpiece site profile image  

10/17/12 11:29 AM by TheIronCodpiece

I know you can, but Bisping has proven himself a solid fighter. Most of his losses against the top competition have been close fights. That's why I said Bisping/Weidman makes sense, to just give him a chance to really prove he has what it takes. I'm not saying Bisping deserves a shot over him, because neither of them have really earned that distinction. Pairing them together to prove who is the #1 contender is better than feeding Chris to Anderson just to put another highlight on Anderson's reel. He's still developing. Giving him time to make a name and to round out his skills more would give him a better chance to win against Anderson. Right now he's on Marquardt's path (aside from the whole TRT deal)

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

10/17/12 11:19 AM by Proteus The Invincible

You can discredit Bisping's wins just as easily, and the fact is that the fat guy with a suspect chin who was coming off an injury and the natural 170 pounder were both ranked higher than anybody Bisping has ever beaten.

orcus site profile image  

10/17/12 11:16 AM by orcus

"don't discredit a win where someone lost 90% of a fight.  i know a certain fighter who you defend quite a bit who did that..."   ...and the first Chael fight is why they had a quick rematch and why many (foolishly imo) thought Chael would win it -- because they felt Anderson did NOT prove himself definitively better than Chael. Let's also not pretend there wasn't an injury involved or the obvious (and in fact directly stated) plan of winning by submission.

REDRUM_NYC site profile image  

10/17/12 11:12 AM by REDRUM_NYC

^^^ well put... voted u up too... word...

REDRUM_NYC site profile image  

10/17/12 11:08 AM by REDRUM_NYC

You dont think Weidman is the qualified #1 contender right now at 185 based off body of work ???? He's 5-0 in the UFC (9-0 overall) and 2 of those UFC wins in the division are short-notice fights (he debuted vs Sakara with a broken rib).. He just came off TWO top 5-6 wins and was told by the UFC that if he beat Munoz in an exciting fight that they would offer him up to Silva in which they did....

TheIronCodpiece site profile image  

10/17/12 11:05 AM by TheIronCodpiece

He beat a fat Mark Munoz, who's never had the most solid chin. He looked good, but not title shot worthy. Bisping has put on more solid performances against better competition than Wiedman has, because Weidman's only top wins are against a guy coming off injury, and a natural 170'er. Weidman's got skill, but he's not that good. The fact that Munoz was top 5 was a joke anyway

Proteus The Invincible site profile image  

10/17/12 10:59 AM by Proteus The Invincible

Bisping has never beaten a top ten opponent in his career, let alone top five, and his last fight was a close decision win over Brian Stann. Weidman's last performance was a complete dismantling of a top five fighter.