They say if you’re not confident in yourself then you should expect no one to be confident in you. At least that’s what I remember my 5th grade teacher telling me after I handed in my science project. Little did she know that my dad spent the entire night doing it for me — I literally didn’t even glue a single sheet of paper to a piece of cardboard. Weidman strikes me as a guy that would refuse his dad’s help and turn in a Frankenstein-like project, proclaiming it to be the best of the class. I’m not even sure how that relates to his UFC 162 fight with Anderson Silva. Perhaps that was just my way of telling the world that people from the East Coast are typically horrible at science.
Undoubtedly you’ve heard this story before. Chris Weidman believes that he will defeat Anderson Silva, and that the middleweight champion should respect him. Well, after wins over Munoz, Maia, Lawlor, Bongfeldt, and Sakara in the UFC — it’s clear that he’s assembled an impressive resume of victories. I guess this would be the time to tell you that Anderson Silva has been on a UFC winning streak longer than Weidman has even fought professional (and at the amateur level) in mixed martial arts.
However, this article is not what I believe — it’s what Chris Weidman believes. He feels that Anderson Silva knows that he’s a bad match-up for him, and how can anyone deny him his perspective on life? Check out the UFC interview below.