Renzo Gracie: Weidman will submit Silva


The first time they met, Chris Weidman shocked the world by knocking out Anderson Silva. With a rematch set for December, Weidman's jiu-jitsu coach Renzo Gracie doesn't believe history will repeat itself, but instead believes Weidman will be the first to submit Silva in the UFC:

"He will submit him," Gracie told Ariel Helwani. "I do believe he's going to submit him, yes. He's getting better every day. If Anderson doesn’t improve his ground game, he will be in trouble this time."

Weidman took Silva down when they first fought in the UFC and tried a leglock, but the Brazilian was able to defend. He failed to score another takedown, but shocked the world by knocking out the middleweight champion in the second round.

Gracie praises the Brazilian for his record inside the Octagon, but believes Weidman has his number.

"I like Anderson a lot, he's an unbelievable champion," he said. "It's going to be a tough fight, but Weidman is the one for that task. If Anderson is not that careful, (Weidman) is going to take Anderson down and submit him."

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tags: Renzo Gracie (detail)  Chris Weidman   Anderson Silva (detail)  UFC 168   


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Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

11/12/13 3:44 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

I know I was just messing with you. I hope It's a great fight. Hopefully age and everything hasn't caught up to Anderson. No excuses just reality

Vote me down site profile image  

11/12/13 4:27 AM by Vote me down

Silva got KTFO, first time ever.I really wanna see how he reacts to that. Will he respect Weidman this time. I think he does.

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11/12/13 2:51 AM by UGCTT_Nightkap

No excuses here...just an opinion

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11/12/13 1:09 AM by RocknRolla

silva will lose by boredom

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

11/12/13 12:14 AM by Bisping decisioned my SN

Already making excuses

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11/11/13 11:52 PM by yabadaba


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11/11/13 11:18 PM by BigBabyBry

Better Link:

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11/11/13 11:15 PM by BigBabyBry

New Anderson Walkout Tee (blue please):

jpm995 site profile image  

11/11/13 7:59 PM by jpm995

I suspect Renzo said this because he threw Weidman under the bus after he won the first fight, saying Weidman gassed and was about to be ko'd before Silva got crazy.

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11/11/13 4:51 PM by FETT_DiscipleDojo

Why not both?  :)