Tatame: Silva vs. Weidman in talks for July 6 fight


Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon on July 6, against Chris Weidman, two days after American Independence Day. The UFC usually holds a large events in that holiday week and, according to information obtained by TATAME, Black House managers Jorge Guimarães and Ed Soares are in negotiations for a fight on this date.

Contacted by TATAME, Chris Weidman's agent Dave Martin, confirmed that the UFC is interested in the fight for the Independence Day week, which should happen in Las Vegas. He said there have been initial contact to make the match, and Weidman waiting for a positive response from Zuffa.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is 100% physically, and awaits the official announcement of his next fight, while meeting business commitments. His last performance took place at UFC Rio 3, when he knocked out Stephan Bonnar in a non-tile super fight without putting the title on the line.

The undefeated Weidman has not fought since his victory over Mark Munoz by knockout, and is coming off a shoulder injury.

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GelderdEnd site profile image  

2/22/13 5:46 PM by GelderdEnd


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2/22/13 4:14 PM by UGCTT_nightkap

Yeeeeeeep....hope they like crow.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

2/22/13 5:54 AM by ABE FROMAN

I can't wait for muthafukkas to start disappearing or acting like they didnt say anything right after the latest great hype loses badly.

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2/22/13 5:36 AM by flipmode

Silva by embarrassing KO.

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2/21/13 5:48 PM by lil rampage got CREtired

Anderson is going to try and kill him literally lol

Choochy site profile image  

2/21/13 5:47 PM by Choochy

outside of MMA forums no one knows who Weidman is. If you asked the casual PPV buyers their opinion on Anderson vs Weidman once its announced people will probably answer with "who?".Anderson didn't want this fight because he'd have made a shitload more cash fighting a name like Bisping.They'll need to hype the shit out of this one because the buyrate will be poo and even if they do it'll end like this fight did...

MainelyBJJ site profile image  

2/21/13 5:22 PM by MainelyBJJ

I imagine this is how the talks went about fighting Weidman   Mick = Soraes Rocky = Silva

Figure4LegLock site profile image  

2/21/13 5:13 PM by Figure4LegLock

Weidman has this...Weidman/Silva 2 in NYC will be a MEGA event!

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2/21/13 5:10 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

So if/when Anderson beats Weidman in July, how soon does he need to beat him again before UG haters will say he's ducking him?  December?

SLUGSHOT_331 site profile image  

2/21/13 4:21 PM by SLUGSHOT_331

1 year SN bet on the fight?