Weidman: I'm confident I can beat him


Heading into UFC 162, Chris Weidman will be a big under dog battling current champion, and undefeated in the UFC, Anderson Silva. Many a fighter has lost to Anderson Silva before stepping into the cage, however confidence is not a characterstic that Weidman is short on:

"I think what just got people going is my confidence," Weidman told Bleacher Report recently.  "I'm not going to take that back, because I truly am confident.  There should be no reason that I'm fighting if I wasn't confident.  I have a lot of respect for Anderson Silva, but I'm confident I can beat him—and I think that's what gets people all up in arms, because they can't believe that I would have the disrespect to think that I could beat Anderson Silva.  I earned this opportunity and I'm going to go in there and make the best of it."

"I think a lot of these guys show too much respect and fear and just kind of wanted to see how they would do against Anderson.  This is everything for me.  This is a life changer.  This is life changing for my family and I'm not going in there to play games or to give him too much respect," Weidman revealed.  "I'd be taking away from myself and my family.  I'm not going to go in there and letting them down."

"It hasn't just been a year I've been mentally prepared for this fight.  It's been since the day I decided to do MMA, I began to mentally prepare for this matchup," Weidman said.  "Because Anderson Silva was the champion in my weight class, and when I got into this the only reason I was going to do it was to be champion, to be the best.  From that day I've had to condition myself for fighting Anderson Silva and beating Anderson Silva."

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WoodenPupa site profile image  

6/26/13 4:52 AM by WoodenPupa

No scripted interviews, no overriding pressure to say exciting or original things because the sport is ALREADY EXCITING!!

WoodenPupa site profile image  

6/26/13 4:50 AM by WoodenPupa

Notice how this BULLSHIT doesn't happen in X-Arm??

dan0s site profile image  

6/25/13 7:33 PM by dan0s

If only confidence won you fights. It's a pity for weidman that it doesn't.Another unfortunate thing is that he is fighting Anderson Silva.

Freddie Gavaria site profile image  

6/25/13 6:00 PM by Freddie Gavaria

"Any man who must say, 'I am the king' is no true king" - Tywin Lannister

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

6/25/13 5:52 PM by SQUEEZIE

i think he can and will win or at the very least make it a fight...but i too am tired of hearing it.i dont blame him though.they keep asking him about it and wanting to talk to him about it.

FinestScotch site profile image  

6/25/13 4:57 PM by FinestScotch

Chris "Broken Record" Weidman

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

6/25/13 12:04 PM by ABE FROMAN

He was saying the same thing LONG before fight time.  Maybe he's just a boring interview, my opinion is that he says the same thing over and over, make a joke or something to break shit up. Oh well, it wouldn't be a sport if people weren't rooting one way or the other.

Van Terminator site profile image  

6/25/13 11:52 AM by Van Terminator

I didn't like the way Weidman tried to insinuate that Silva was ducking him when the fight was first talked about - as though he'd been on some kind of crazy tear - but with the card now just weeks away I understand that he has to come out with this shit on a daily basis.

wiggum site profile image  

6/25/13 11:34 AM by wiggum

C'mon, Abe.He's being interviewed on a daily basis. It's fight time.

LyotoBundy site profile image  

6/25/13 11:32 AM by LyotoBundy

I don't know why, but the word 'raped' set me off laughing for a good few minutes.