If there was anyone in the world we thought Chris Weidman could knock out Anderson Silva, it was Ray Longo. Longo has been Weidman's striking coach and was confident going into the bout and as confident going into the rematch:
“This guy had a highlight reel that would scare the crap out of anybody. Now, knowing that he can knock this guy out – you’ve seen it in boxing a hundred times, guys don’t come back from that type of knockout. On top of that, the guy is 40 or 39 or whatever he is. I don’t see it,” Longo told MMAWeekly.com content partner Shameless Radio about the rematch.
Longo expects Weidman to have even more confidence heading into their second fight, now equipped with the knowledge of what to expect.
“I think Weidman is going to go in more confident than he was in the first fight. He knows what to expect with all the mugging and all the antics. I think it is really going to be a bad night for Anderson Silva again,” he said.
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