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7/8/13 3:50 PM
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Today new UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman joined Ariel Helwani on 'The MMA Hour' and discussed his UFC 162 bout at length. He reiterated his game plan going into the fight, how he felt mid-fight, and how he sees a rematch going should it happen:

"I’m not here to change other people’s opinion but I’ll tell you one thing: he did not give me the belt, he did not throw the fight," Weidman said. "It was nothing like that. He was doing exactly what he does in all his fights. He had his hands down, he was trying to mentally defeat me, make me freeze, make me feel like I didn’t deserve to be in the ring with him. I didn't want to let him do that. I wanted to put him in his place, and that's it."

Weidman said that even in victory, he does not feel like he put on his best performance, citing a "sluggish" feeling possibly due to his one year off, as well as some mistakes in his submission game that he felt could have ended the fight even earlier. But he also has no regrets. He went for victory at every turn and never let the great Silva break him.

And if they do build a sequel, the new champion says his thoughts about Silva next time around will not change a bit.

"I think he’s still unbelievable, I think he's still the greatest of all time, and I think I’d still beat him again," he said.

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7/8/13 4:11 PM
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Part 1 .. part 2 still live.

7/8/13 4:13 PM
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Weidman comes in a little after 10 minutes ^^

7/8/13 4:18 PM
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Weidman is one really smart, calculated individual.

Everything he said is what any nonbiased, objective person can see: that Anderson taunts people to draw them into a standup fight and make them inferior, that Weidman was winning the fight from minute 1 to before the knockout (somehow people think that taunting your opponent while missing a lot of your strikes outside of some leg kicks means that you're on the verge of KTFOing the other guy..), and that Anderson is still amazing and the greatest fighter to grace the Octagon.

Oh, and the last thing: yes, Weidman will win again if they fight and this time by submission.
7/8/13 4:19 PM
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Weidman is on script. Phone Post
7/8/13 4:27 PM
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Makes me wonder, what was Anderson's last fight in which he did not do his hands-down Matrix thing? Will he completely abandon it if they have that rematch?

7/8/13 4:30 PM
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XFactah416 - Weidman is one really smart, calculated individual.

Everything he said is what any nonbiased, objective person can see: that Anderson taunts people to draw them into a standup fight and make them inferior, that Weidman was winning the fight from minute 1 to before the knockout (somehow people think that taunting your opponent while missing a lot of your strikes outside of some leg kicks means that you're on the verge of KTFOing the other guy..), and that Anderson is still amazing and the greatest fighter to grace the Octagon.

Oh, and the last thing: yes, Weidman will win again if they fight and this time by submission.
The reason ppl think that is because Anderson is usually on the verge of KOing his opponent when doing those antics. However in this fight he could get any solid offense outside of some good leg kicks. I was one of the people saying pigs would fly if Andrrson lost this fight. I was wrong. He didn't show that he had anything for Weidman in this fight. Phone Post 3.0
7/8/13 4:34 PM
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He is correct Phone Post 3.0
7/8/13 4:38 PM
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BuddyRevell - 

Makes me wonder, what was Anderson's last fight in which he did not do his hands-down Matrix thing? Will he completely abandon it if they have that rematch?


Great point.

At first I thought, "Nah, he's learned his lesson."

But then I got thinking about Andy's ego, and pride.

Now I feel we would in fact do the same thing, just not balancing on his heels against a guy like Chris.

Chris has two back-to-back badass finishes now.

That Silva KO will be his crowning achievement, just due to the nature of the man that was on the end of it, and how he ended a 16-fight winning streak that will probably never again be seen in MMA. (Barring Jones continuing to rumble on.)
7/8/13 4:40 PM
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BuddyRevell -

Makes me wonder, what was Anderson's last fight in which he did not do his hands-down Matrix thing? Will he completely abandon it if they have that rematch?

The Vitor fight? Cause I was wondering the same thing. I thought to myself that if he would have respected Chris like he did Vitor it would've been a different fight....
Maybe not... Phone Post
7/8/13 4:49 PM
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Weidman will put him to sleep 10 out of 10 times.
7/8/13 4:56 PM
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Zed Wayne Zed - 
BuddyRevell - 

Makes me wonder, what was Anderson's last fight in which he did not do his hands-down Matrix thing? Will he completely abandon it if they have that rematch?


Great point.

At first I thought, "Nah, he's learned his lesson."

But then I got thinking about Andy's ego, and pride.

Now I feel we would in fact do the same thing, just not balancing on his heels against a guy like Chris.

Chris has two back-to-back badass finishes now.

That Silva KO will be his crowning achievement, just due to the nature of the man that was on the end of it, and how he ended a 16-fight winning streak that will probably never again be seen in MMA. (Barring Jones continuing to rumble on.)

If it weren't for Mazzagatti, Jones would be on a 13 fight streak right now.

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Agree 100% with Weidman...  

7/8/13 5:26 PM
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WEIDMAN = AWESOME!!!

100% agree!!!

Can't wait for the rematch!!! Phone Post 3.0
7/8/13 6:08 PM
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Chris Weidman will be champion for a long long time. Phone Post
7/8/13 6:10 PM
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Yep, he already beat him at his own game. Phone Post 3.0
7/8/13 8:31 PM
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Good, i hope Chris keeps talking shit. That's what gets under Silva's skin, and it will motivate him. Ask Chael.
7/8/13 8:35 PM
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As much as I disagree with Weidman, and I do think he will lose in the rematch, it really sucks for him right now.

The guy knocks out Anderson Silva and a lot of people don't think he deserved the victory, that his opponent gave it away.
7/8/13 8:37 PM
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E55 Pilot - Weidman will put him to sleep 10 out of 10 times.

Literally the dumbest post I've ever seen on here.
7/8/13 8:38 PM
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Nostradamus GSP predicts Weidman wins the rematch.
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How can I argue? He knocked him the F out.
7/8/13 8:59 PM
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How disrespectful that he thinks he can beat Anderson!

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7/8/13 9:01 PM
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BuddyRevell - 

Makes me wonder, what was Anderson's last fight in which he did not do his hands-down Matrix thing? Will he completely abandon it if they have that rematch?

 

It was exactly two fights ago against Chael. And then two fights before that against Vitor. And then the fight before that against Chael again.

 

Which is weird because lots here have swallowed without question someone's (probably goku's) bizarre hypothesis that it's Anderson's only way of defending the takedown and thus if he hadn't done it, he'd just have been taken down and pounded out. Yet he didn't do it against Chael in either fight, despite Chael having more takedown success -- and more keep-down success -- than Weidman; he didn't do it against Henderson, who took him down at the opening of the fight and kept him down the whole round and tried to take him down again in the second. In fact he has really only done it against Bonnar, whom he did not fear standing and whose takedowns he had zero concern for, and maybe Okami (ditto). He clowned against Maia and Leites, but again only after they had shown they had nothing for him standing and could not take him down, and that was general clowning, not "I'm going to stand here with my hands down and you go ahead and take 50 free punches at my face".

The idea that Anderson always does this out of fear of takedowns, or that he "always" does it at all, are just plain wrong.

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Braziliant - Good, i hope Chris keeps talking shit. That's what gets under Silva's skin, and it will motivate him. Ask Chael.

How is he talking shit?


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