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6/6/13 8:15 AM
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 UFC 151 is the answer to what is sure to be an MMA trivia question: which was the only UFC PPV to ever be cancelled? UFC 151 was planned for September 1st, 2012 and featured a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson. However, eight days prior to the event, Dan Henderson withdrew from an injury and with no suitable replacement, the event was cancelled. Middleweight number one contender Chris Weidman, however did his best to save the event, volunteering himself to fight Jones:

I'm the type of guy that loves big opportunities. I like when the cards are against me, and people think that I have no chance. I believe in myself, so when that fight came out that it was in jeopardy, I called my manager and asked if there was a possibility that I could get the fight because I think I could take it. He was like, 'Really?' and I was like, 'Yeah.' He said give me a couple days, and I told him I was ready to go.

So, he called Joe Silva, and he was like, 'Are you kidding me?' I think Joe liked the fact that I did that. So he said he wasn't going to tell Dana and them unless I called my coaches to make sure it was all 100%. I called Matt and told him that I wanted to this. They were all on board, so I called back my manager, and he tells Joe Silva, and he thought it was awesome, so he called Dana White, but then they ended up throwing the fight out, and then the whole card out. I was all ready to go [laughs]. I ran straight to the gym and started working out.

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6/6/13 8:19 AM
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6/6/13 8:22 AM
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Its easy to volunteer for things you know aren't going to happen. C'mon Son Phone Post
6/6/13 8:23 AM
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Something tells me it'd be better than the Chael fight. But just stop with these fights. Phone Post
6/6/13 8:24 AM
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More than I can chew.
 
 
6/6/13 8:46 AM
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Would love to see him fight sonnen after Anderson smashes this dude. Guy tries to be sonnen so bad. Phone Post 3.0
6/6/13 8:49 AM
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Rob San Soo - Would love to see him fight sonnen after Anderson smashes this dude. Guy tries to be sonnen so bad. Phone Post 3.0
How does he try to be sonnen?

He isn't talking shit.
All he said is he would take a fight with Jones if they needed someone. Phone Post
6/6/13 8:52 AM
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Rob San Soo - Would love to see him fight sonnen after Anderson smashes this dude. Guy tries to be sonnen so bad. Phone Post 3.0
How does he try to be sonnen?

He isn't talking shit.
All he said is he would take a fight with Jones if they needed someone. Phone Post
Thats what sonnen did!!
Props to anyone that would fight on short notice.
this makes me think that maybe others do offer to step up against shogun, but ufc only acknowledges chael. Phone Post
6/6/13 8:58 AM
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How can anyone see this as a negative?
6/6/13 9:03 AM
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File this in the "who gives a shit" folder. I like Weidman, but he's trying too hard to make himself relevant. Beat Anderson and you'll be the most relevant topic of discussion in the MMA world. Phone Post 3.0
6/6/13 9:09 AM
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I don't get the Weidman hate! Phone Post 3.0
6/6/13 9:11 AM
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Thank you for posting. I appreciate it!.

6/6/13 9:16 AM
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GaspareBJJ - I don't get the Weidman hate! Phone Post 3.0

Me neither.

 

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I bet every fighter in the UFC would step up to take a title shot in the next division. They all know it's something that will never happen and if they get the fight, they have nothing to lose.

It's weird to me that posters think a fighter has balls or is impressed when they offer to take a PPV title fight with one of the biggest faces in the UFC, paying way more money than he normally gets. Just like when Chael does it, or when Nick says he'll fight Anderson. Of course he will. It's his only chance at ever facing Anderson, Chaels only chance at fighting Jones, and Weidmans only chance at fighting Jones. Of course they will take opportunities that they could never earn.
6/6/13 9:20 AM
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If he wants to fight Anderson silva so bad, why would he think that he would get a title shot at 185 when the 205 champ beats him? Or has that happened before? Haha Phone Post 3.0
6/6/13 9:40 AM
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Not a fan of Weidman's constant talk on Anderson but he gets huge props in my book for this. This was actually mentioned by some news outlets at the time of the whiole UFC 151 debacle.

6/6/13 9:41 AM
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GaspareBJJ - I don't get the Weidman hate! Phone Post 3.0

Me neither.

 


I like him too. Guess some people are irked by his extreme confidence in himself. Fighters should believe in themselves and think they can beat anyone. Only time i dont like fighters is when they say and do stupid things, like jon jones
6/6/13 9:46 AM
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meh.. Sonnen did these things and more.......... he's got CS's playbook or what?

 

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GaspareBJJ - I don't get the Weidman hate! Phone Post 3.0

Me neither.

 


I like him too. Guess some people are irked by his extreme confidence in himself. Fighters should believe in themselves and think they can beat anyone. Only time i dont like fighters is when they say and do stupid things, like jon jones

He should believe that he

 

a) can beat anyone

b) deserves a title shot

c) will win the belt in said title shot

 

In fact every fighter on the roster should have those beliefs no matter who ridiculous and unrealistic it is or may be.

I honestly have no idea why this guy gets any hate at all.

6/6/13 10:01 AM
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"Chael is the only guy who ever steps up!" - Uncle Dana

6/6/13 10:10 AM
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Wasn't this the same card that Andy said he'd fight on at 205 so they didn't scrap the entire card? Phone Post 3.0
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GaspareBJJ - I don't get the Weidman hate! Phone Post 3.0

Me neither.

 


I like him too. Guess some people are irked by his extreme confidence in himself. Fighters should believe in themselves and think they can beat anyone. Only time i dont like fighters is when they say and do stupid things, like jon jones

He should believe that he

 

a) can beat anyone

b) deserves a title shot

c) will win the belt in said title shot

 

In fact every fighter on the roster should have those beliefs no matter who ridiculous and unrealistic it is or may be.

I honestly have no idea why this guy gets any hate at all.


You couldn't have said it any better.  People constantly rag on the guy for believing in himself and having confidence.  If you didn't think you could win then you shouldn't be in the spot for a title shot, a big part on why he has done well is his confidence in his abilities.  The other thing that is funny is everything he does he gets compared to chael.  Many times Hewani has tried to bait him into talkin smack and he doesn't.  He's not bashing Anderson he just has confidence that he will beat him.  I don't get the hate, I get that anderson fans would feel that there guy was going to win, but to hate on Weidman for these things I don't understand that at all.

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GaspareBJJ - I don't get the Weidman hate! Phone Post 3.0

Me neither.

 


I like him too. Guess some people are irked by his extreme confidence in himself. Fighters should believe in themselves and think they can beat anyone. Only time i dont like fighters is when they say and do stupid things, like jon jones
I knew it was only a matter of time... Phone Post 3.0
6/6/13 10:34 AM
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AndrewBax - If he wants to fight Anderson silva so bad, why would he think that he would get a title shot at 185 when the 205 champ beats him? Or has that happened before? Haha Phone Post 3.0
No it only works the other way lol Phone Post 3.0
6/6/13 11:47 AM
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AndrewBax - If he wants to fight Anderson silva so bad, why would he think that he would get a title shot at 185 when the 205 champ beats him? Or has that happened before? Haha Phone Post 3.0
No it only works the other way lol Phone Post 3.0
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