Silva on Weidman's weakness
"Anderson Silva moves like a man in a video game."—Joe Rogan
Reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will have to continue his Tekken-like tactics on July 6. The Spider faces a formidable foe in #1 contender Chris Weidman, the undefeated former NCAA All-American wrestler coming off a picture-perfect elbow KO over Mark Munoz at UFC On FUEL TV 4.
Even UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who isn't known for hyperbole, has predicted a Weidman win: "I believe he's going to beat Anderson Silva. It's a bad matchup for Anderson. It's very bad." GSP has a point: Weidman has averaged 4.47 takedowns per 15 minutes, the highest stat in the middleweight division.
Silva believes stand-up to be Weidman's glaring weakness, but the numbers tell a different story. The "All-American" has outstruck every UFC opponent he's faced, including 45-to-27 against Alessio Sakara and a staggering 27-to-0 versus Munoz.
But unfortunately for Weidman, Anderson Silva has proved again and again that all good things must come to an end. Watch Silva's UFC 162 prefight interview, featuring manager Ed Soares, which offers a glimpse into his gameplan.
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