Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR
It's funny how most Anderson Silva fans on this forum are also Jon Jones fans.
It's also funny that nobody criticized Jon Jones for getting his title shot against Shogun (albeit it came about cause of Evan's injury) but prior to receiving his shot, Jones best wins came against Hamill, Vera, Matyushenko, and Bader. Of all those guys, Bader was the only Top 10 opponent (IMO he was borderline top 10 at best, seeing as how his best win was a decision against Lil Nog which shoulda gone the other way).
Weidman on the other hand has 2 legit top 10 wins in Maia and top 5 opponent in Munoz. He beat mid-tier fighters in Sakara and Lawlor. His resume is slightly better than Jones and has more justification in receiving a title shot, yet the posters on this forum are outraged at the thought of Weidman receiving a title shot against their "hero" Anderson Silva, but didnt seem to care when Jones got his.
Not that I am saying Jones didnt deserve his title shot. He was at the right place at the right time. A winning streak along with injuries to other contenders gave him the opportunity. Weidman also has the winning streak and the other contenders are a notch or 2 behind him, yet somehow he is not deserving.
Equally funny to me is that you think Weidman deserves a shot against Silva when Silva has more title defenses than Weidman has fights.
That young buck needs to put in more work imo.