Former contender and now UFC Tonight analyst, Kenny Florian recently pointed out what he believes is ‘opponent picking’ by UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Here’s what Florian had to say during the recent airing of UFC Tonight.
“This is my problem. I give Anderson Silva a pass for pretty much anything. But when he starts calling out guys like Luke Rockhold and Cung Le and you’re saying you want big name fighters, those guys are maybe at the same level as far as name recognition,” Florian said. “I believe Chris Weidman is just a bad style matchup for Anderson Silva and that’s why he’s being avoided. If you’re calling out those guys, you better include Chris Weidman.”
There has been hints by UFC president White and Silva’s manager that his next opponent will be revealed soon. From rumors it sounds to be Chris Weidman in Brazil, as both men have verbally agreed to the bout.