Just about one year ago Chris Weidman was stepping into the cage to challenge the “unbeatable” striking demigod known as Anderson Silva in a championship bout that nearly everyone expected he’d lose.
Heh. He didn’t lose.
And now Weidman, having pretty much ended Silva’s reign as king forever, will be defending his belt against challenger Lyoto Machida on Saturday at UFC 175. Will “The Dragon” be the one to dislodge the American from his perch atop the middleweight mountain? Are there some elusive karate techniques just waiting to be unleashed upon Weidman, some hidden kata with the means to ensure that Machida goes home with the belt?
If these are serious questions to you, then you need to watch Weidman versus Silva I again. The answers are right there.