If some fans weren’t excited to see Chris Weidman take on Anderson Silva on July 6th, and they should be, the undefeated contender has been doing his best to promote the fight as it nears. For example, after Silva recently missed a series of media events to hype up the bout, Weidman used it as an opportunity to question the middleweight champ’s mind set. Nicely played.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie.com, Weidman was candid about the fact he’s still worried the fight’s going to fall through. It makes sense, considering that Weidman was crowned the number one contender after he took out Mark Munoz last July, only to be sidelined by shoulder surgery. Then, the talented wrestler had to watch as Silva’s management originally went “meh”, when asked about the possibility of fighting Weidman.
Although the bout is finally set for UFC 162, Weidman admitted that Silva’s absence at the recent media events have rattled him just a bit.
“I just want to make sure we both get in the fricken’ cage July 6. I’m still worried about that.”
It’s been a long campaign for Weidman, and although some observers didn’t appear to be sold on the match-up a few weeks ago, it seems like more people are coming around to it. It should be a fascinating fight.
UFC 162 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be available via pay-per-view.
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