New York native, Chris Weidman is more than confident in his abilities to win the middleweight belt. Coming into his title fight against the long-running champ Anderson Silva, he may not be favoring in any betting odds, but in his mind it’s a chance to “shock the world.”
“I’m a huge fan of Anderson Silva. He’s one of my favorite fighters to watch. Obviously he has 16 fights in a row with the UFC, defended his belt, whatever it is. He does a great job, he is so confident. He is beating most of guys before they even walk in the cage. Once they get in the cage with them, he does such a great job of making them feel like they do not belong in the cage with him, like, ‘Are you joking me? You are not on my level.’ He makes them feel so uncomfortable that they just want to break. He has them broken and then he can hit them with whatever he wants and then he looks like a freaking God. I agree and I do think he is the best of all time. He is pound-for-pound the best, but I think I’m better. I think I can beat him. There’s a lot of motivation for the fight. One of the biggest for me is to prove all of those people that actually think I’m going to get killed and see him as unbeatable. I can’t wait to prove them wrong. I want to make it look easy out there. I want to shock the world.”
The “All-American’s” confidence is very high, due to the fact that he is yet to taste defeat at 9-0. Taking out the likes of Mark Munoz, Demian Maia, Tom Lawlor and new hopeful Uriah Hall, he does currently have the second highest credentials in the weight class. The two are set to face off at UFC 162 in Las Vegas, NV on July 6.
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