MMA Rundown

The official look at the UFC 162 main event is here, and it’s full of fighters predicting Weidman will beat Anderson

Anderson vs. Weidman has been a fight fueled entirely by the hype that Weidman has all of the tools needed to bring Anderson out of the Matrix and into reality, and it’s laid on really, really thick here in this main event preview by the UFC. Just about everyone knows Anderson Silva is one of the greatest fighters ever, and they admit that in this video, but in the same breath they are picking Weidman to win. So I ask you this, dear MiddleEasy readers: haven’t we seen this before? Hasn’t every fight Anderson’s took part in over the last 4-5 years been built up like this? So what happens if Anderson destroys Weidman? It pretty much debases all of these promos and makes me think these fighters don’t know what they’re ever talking about. Go against Anderson? They really have been punched in the head too many times.

That’s not stopping me from eating all this up with a spoon, though. I can’t wait until Saturday night.