Weidman responds to Silva missing media event

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

 Yesterday the UFC planned a media event for the title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. The event was to include interviews with local radio stations and media outlets through an entire day. The champion Silva decided to skip the event and subsequently was fined $50,000 by the UFC. Today Chris Weidman joined the MMA hour to give his take on the situation:

“I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like LeBron James, and after every game, win or lose, he answers questions from the media. 

“There’s always stuff that you don’t want to do when you’re an athlete, but you just have to do it.”

Weidman, who is new to the limelight, questioned whether Silva’s priorities were in tact before their middleweight title fight later this summer.

“I hope he’s staying grounded,” he said. “I hope his head isn’t getting so big that he thinks he doesn’t have to do things for the UFC, but who am I to judge?

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