Originally Posted by rivethead
Nobody can prove why Silva doesn't want to fight him. That doesn't matter to me. The fact remains that after just five fights in the UFC, Weidman's name was in the mouth of guys in Anderson's camp before Anderson's name was in Weidman's.
I mush have missed something. Cuz I dont remember Silva bringing up Weidman first.
I dont remember seeing anything from Silva or his camp until after the Munoz fight in which Sonnen put it in everyones head that Weidman was next. After that I remember hearing Weidman call for the shot, then Anderson say he was interested in fighting him. Im pretty sure Silva said why he wasnt interested in the fight in the interview. It is in a thread around here somewhere.
I think a lot of people were jumping on the Weidman bandwagon way before its ready to take off. He does have a lot of potential, but he is the No. 1 contender by default at this point (although I think he should fight a tune up fight)
I also think that Silva and Soarse talk a lot of shit just to be talking and stir the pot. You dont get Anderson Silva Money without driving a hard bargin. My guess would be that it goes something like Silva says he wouldnt fight Sonnen, Sonnen talks more shit, Dana really wants the fight, offers Silva more PPV money in a fight that Sonnen has already sold before the ink drys.
While Weidman isnt that level of shit talking yet, it has gotten the MMA community talking and pushing for the fight, which pushes Dana cuz he sees $$$$$$$$$ which in turn gets Anderson Silva Anderson Silva Money