Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
My ONLY issue with Weidman not taking the fight with Vitor, is that HAD he taken the fight and won, I don't see any possible argument that Anderson could've made to get out of fighting Weidman on the spot. As of right now, Anderson can question Weidman's name value, mainstream recognition, PPV drawing power and resume(Munoz and Maia), while I think a win over Vitor shuts up all of those issues.
I agree entirely. With him turning down a fight with another guy at the top of the division, there are going to be critics saying that he's taking the easy path to the title shot. I can only imagine what Bisping is going to have to say about this. Maybe he was just being smart because I don't think that he matches up all that well with Vitor.