Chris Weidman has made it clear that he is the man to dethrone Anderson Silva, and although it took some time before the UFC brass agreed and granted him a shot at the UFC Middleweight title, Weidman looks to take advantage of the situation when he steps in the cage with one of the greatest of all time in July.
He spoke about why he feels he_ll win the fight this week in an interview with MMAJunkie.com:
"I_ve seen what Chael has done to him," Weidman said. "I_ve seen his weaknesses, and I think I can expose him again and look for a finish or a good performance. You_ve just got be confident. You can say anything you want before the fight, but it_s all about when you touch those gloves, do you still have the confidence? I_m going to make sure I do."
"I think the best thing that Anderson Silva does is mentally destroy people before they even get in the cage with him," he said. "And then once you get in the cage with him, he does a great job of making you feel like, _You do not belong in the cage with me. You_re terrible. I_m the man. You_re going to find a way out of this fight._ I think the biggest thing is that I_m very confident. I know my skill set."
"On paper, I_m a nightmare matchup for Anderson," Weidman said. "On paper you can_t deny it. I definitely have better wrestling, and I believe I_ve proven I have better jiu-jitsu. I think I have the cardio and the athleticism. I think there_s a lot of stuff that_s siding with me in this fight."
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