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8/26/12 10:32 PM
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Chris Weidman, I think that fight makes sense. Do I think he's the number one contender? I don't know about that but I think he's definitely up there."

"I don't see a title shot even happening. Anderson Silva's at a point where he needs to be fighting Jon Jones, he needs to be fighting GSP. If I'm Anderson Silva's manager, that's what I'm telling him to do. Don't mess around with Alan Belcher or Chris Weidman there. I ain't even worried about that."

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8/26/12 10:35 PM
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Fighters need to stop thinking about which fights "make sense" for them. That's Joe Silva's job. Phone Post
8/26/12 10:41 PM
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skinnywussy -  Fighters need to stop thinking about which fights "make sense" for them. That's Joe Silva's job. Phone Post

You need to stop thinking about what your day at work is going to be like, that's your manager's job.
8/26/12 10:41 PM
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Weidman definitely proved himself an eminently capable fighter against Munoz. That said, Weidman does not have the name value - yet - to justify a high-profile, "money" fight with Silva. He undoubtedly possesses the skillset to make it interesting amongst the hardcore UG fanbase, but he is virtually unknown with casual fans. The prescription for this enthusiasm gap is a high-profile fight between Weidman and Belcher, as Belcher suggests. With the appropriate promotional push behind Weidman in one more match (and assuming Weidman is victorious), a match with Silva is much more feasible and likely to yield the necessary PPV revenue.
8/26/12 10:45 PM
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DWFAN - Weidman definitely proved himself an eminently capable fighter against Munoz. That said, Weidman does not have the name value - yet - to justify a high-profile, "money" fight with Silva. He undoubtedly possesses the skillset to make it interesting amongst the hardcore UG fanbase, but he is virtually unknown with casual fans. The prescription for this enthusiasm gap is a high-profile fight between Weidman and Belcher, as Belcher suggests. With the appropriate promotional push behind Weidman in one more match (and assuming Weidman is victorious), a match with Silva is much more feasible and likely to yield the necessary PPV revenue.
Yep,and after the awful year the UFC have had i think a Silva fight early next year against gsp or jones is the only fight that makes sense. Phone Post
8/26/12 11:13 PM
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skinnywussy - Fighters need to stop thinking about which fights "make sense" for them. That's Joe Silva's job. Phone Post
He just Jelly. Phone Post
8/26/12 11:19 PM
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Alan telling it like it is.
8/26/12 11:23 PM
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Nice to Belcher's realistic about everything Phone Post
8/26/12 11:25 PM
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Fedor vs Anderson Silva at 205.
8/26/12 11:26 PM
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Props to Belcher for seeing that the MW division is far from solidified. Give it another six months and we might have a clearer picture of what the top 5/10 looks like.
8/26/12 11:30 PM
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AndersonSilvasMoney - Props to Belcher for seeing that the MW division is far from solidified. Give it another six months and we might have a clearer picture of what the top 5/10 looks like.

The clear top-contender fight at M.W. is Tim Boetsch vs Chris weidman, for sure.
8/27/12 12:47 AM
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 I was NOT a Belcher fan when he first arrived in the th e UFC at all....but, his fighting style and humility shift really has made me a fan these days....he will fight anyone and is well rounded....
8/27/12 2:06 AM
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AndersonSilvasMoney - Props to Belcher for seeing that the MW division is far from solidified. Give it another six months and we might have a clearer picture of what the top 5/10 looks like.

The clear top-contender fight at M.W. is Tim Boetsch vs Chris weidman, for sure.
lol Tim Boetsch :D Phone Post
It's true

Wins over ring, okami, grove, and Lombard

Vs a guy with

Wins over sakara, lawlor, Munoz, and Maia.

Both beat former #1 contenders (maia and okami) and both beat guys who were one shot away from a title shot (lombard and Munoz)

IMO boetsch's two biggest wins were against better fighters than weidmans two best wins.

Belchers last 4 wins were against Paul Harris, cote, macdonald, and gouveia. All good wins but not on boetsch and weidmans level yet.

That should definitely be a #1 contender fight Phone Post
8/27/12 2:14 AM
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SomeoneToDoYourDirtyWork -  I was NOT a Belcher fan when he first arrived in the th e UFC at all....but, his fighting style and humility shift really has made me a fan these days....he will fight anyone and is well rounded....


You just had no idea who he was, its like that with most fans, until Rogan starts buttering them up. Or Goldie remarks about his "bad intentions"...
8/27/12 2:15 AM
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mijo - Alan telling it like it is.

8/27/12 3:07 AM
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AndersonSilvasMoney - Props to Belcher for seeing that the MW division is far from solidified. Give it another six months and we might have a clearer picture of what the top 5/10 looks like.

The clear top-contender fight at M.W. is Tim Boetsch vs Chris weidman, for sure.
lol Tim Boetsch :D Phone Post
It's true

Wins over ring, okami, grove, and Lombard

Vs a guy with

Wins over sakara, lawlor, Munoz, and Maia.

Both beat former #1 contenders (maia and okami) and both beat guys who were one shot away from a title shot (lombard and Munoz)

IMO boetsch's two biggest wins were against better fighters than weidmans two best wins.

Belchers last 4 wins were against Paul Harris, cote, macdonald, and gouveia. All good wins but not on boetsch and weidmans level yet.

That should definitely be a #1 contender fight Phone Post
I think Weidman owns him. Despite being one himself, Boestch struggles with wrestlers. Okami and Lombard outwrestled him.

I know he'd picked up a couple good wins, but Im still not really convinced hes terribly talented. Phone Post
8/28/12 12:03 PM
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 Only Weidman can defeat Anderson

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