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UFC 162 - Why so little respect for the GOAT

Hey, im a long time lurker and now member of mmafighting.com and since this Weidman - Silva fight was booked; all i seem to hear is "errr ... i beelive wiedman will beit silva and i beliv he wil finish him, er... i believe this not be to long fight" and "I believe weidman's got the skill set to beat silva and his wrestling is at a very high level, where i believe he will repeatedly take him down like chael did but win because he has better bjj than silva". So it seems that people are only considering how Weidman beats silva. Let me illustrate just how silva can beat weidman then ...

The Best Damn Anderson Silva Highlight (via wuwei31)

So, now that you have watched that lets look at chris weidman's highlights ...

Chris Weidman Highlights 2013 [HD 720P] (via XD18Felipe)

After watching these two highlight reels, Do you still think Weidman has a chance of beating a fighter who is the best of all time; a fighter who finishes fights whenever he wants, a fighter who at times seems like a character from a jackie chan movie. The only fighter in the UFC at the moment i see beating Anderson silva is Jon jones and this is not because of his skill and elite stand up but because of his size and ability to utilize his physical features such as his 84.5 inch reach. I believe that jones would only have a chance of beating silva if he was to take it to the ground immediately and rain down those vicious elbows of his to finish with a ground and pound stoppage. Chris weidman is no Jon jones, however and even though he is a large middleweight so is Anderson silva who stands at 6'2 or 6'3 so there is no advantage in size and then the other factors come into play such as speed, timing etc. etc. and you begin to wonder how will weidman beat silva if the only advantage he has over silva is wrestling and possibly bjj but Silva is a black belt bjj guy and his skills on the ground are pretty good too. ?

What do you think will happen this Saturday night when Anderson silva faces Chris weidman ...

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