Weidman: I need to expose Silva with wrestling


At UFC 162 Chris Weidman will attempt to do what no person in the UFC has been able to do, beat Anderson Silva inside the Octagon. How exactly is the question, but Weidman knows one key to victory will be to 'expose' him with wrestling:

"The obvious answer is the takedowns and trying to expose him with the wrestling," Weidman said earlier this week during a media conference call for UFC 162. "But we’re totally different fighters. I believed I could beat him before that fight, but (Silva) stays relaxed and if you’re tense and he’s relaxed, eventually he’s going to be able to get off what he wants. So I think the main thing I learned from that is that I thought Chael was a little bit too uptight and tense when he got the takedown, and I think it paid off for Anderson to stay relaxed the entire fight because he was able to have the energy to knock that out in the fifth round. And all props to Anderson on that."

"I think he definitely obviously has a strong mental game," Weidmand said. "I think a lot of the guys he kind of beats before they walk out there. ... Guys go in there and some of them are unsure about themselves. So I think his performances kind of speak for themselves and kind of draw into the minds of the guys that are going to walk into the cage with him if you’re not mentally prepared and truly have confidence in yourself. So I think the main thing is to have confidence and the best guy is going to win. I’m not really going to let it mess with me at all."

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Jacinto site profile image  

7/7/13 3:13 AM by Jacinto

Yep he showed he could beat Anderson. Not the first or last time i picked the loser in a fight. After Silva's antics i am glad it ended the way it did.

ausgepicht site profile image  

7/7/13 12:45 AM by ausgepicht

Did he show something tonight, Nostradumbass?

ssj site profile image  

6/28/13 2:06 PM by ssj

thiswhen two people pray to the same god only ones prayers is answered

Glovegate site profile image  

6/28/13 11:06 AM by Glovegate

Lol you're right.  It was Anderson's 175 broken ribs.

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

6/28/13 10:49 AM by Pitbull3744

Wow you guys are  hilarious.     Anyway at least Weidman knows what he has to do to win.  He is aware that standing with Silva, and letting silva do his thing will be the end. 

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

6/28/13 10:45 AM by SQUEEZIE

the guy who cant get up or do anything from the bottom is also preventing a fight from happening.

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

6/28/13 2:14 AM by da Vinci 81

If the second best tdd in the division gets you taken down by lutter, Henderson, and chael 5 out of 6 rounds it's really not that impressive.

jimbonice site profile image  

6/28/13 1:53 AM by jimbonice

I expect fighters to be confident, and to believe in their abilities. But Chris comes across to me as someone trying to muster up his courage. I don't believe he thinks he's better than Silva.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/27/13 10:38 PM by KingofBJJ

Doubtfull.  Anderson has the second best takedown defense in UFC MW history.

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

6/27/13 8:38 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

He doesn't have the second best TDD in the ufc. He does at MW iirc.