Chris Weidman looks like the guy next door — only if you live in a neighborhood where everyone can knock your soul out of your nostril with one well-placed elbow. Weidman’s MMA career is on a tear. The guy’s tear is on a tear. The only hint of Chris Weidman losing anything combat sports related was at the 2009 ADCC where he entered the tournament with just one month of formal training and lost to Andre Galvao, a guy that Francisco over at DstryrSG has repeatedly told me is the greatest practicing jiu-jitsu player on the planet. In the marathon to be Anderson Silva’s next opponent, Weidman seems to have a significant lead over any other middleweight in UFC. That’s probably why in this interview with Fighters Only, Weidman sends a subtle shot to Michael Bisping and his ‘mentality.’
I know he is good and talented and he has faced some good guys but every time he has faced a top ten guy he has lost. Like with the Chael Sonnen fight he did awesome and a lot of people thought he could have won but he didn’t find the way to win.
And I am not knocking him – I think he’s a great fighter, I really do – but I question his mentality against top guys when the pressure is on. Which is pretty much what everyone says about him. He has had chances to fight for the title twice now and he doesn’t come through when the pressure is on.
I already know what you’re thinking. The winner of Bisping/Stann takes on Chris Weidman for the number one contender spot. Don’t worry, that’s what I’m thinking too. Stop stealing my thoughts, thief.