Originally Posted by rivethead
Hold on for a second...can you show me where he's "crying and bitching" about Anderson ducking him? I actually see you crying and bitching more about Weidman than Weidman is crying and bitching about Anderson--and he's literally got his livelihood at stake. He was asked a question, he answered it. He focused more on the fans than the fact that--despite the fact that dana announced he was the #1 contender 3 months ago and he still has to face another top 10 guy, Anderson announced he has no intention of facing him.
By any way you look at it, that's a champion ducking a contender. There is literally no other excuse that makes any sense. Even if you think Anderson is justified in ducking him to chase big money vanity fights, it still comes down to Weidman being announced as #1, and Anderson--not soares, but Anderson--stating he has no intention of fighting him. That's textbook ducking.
And Chris isn't whining about it, he's talking about how he's surprised that Brazilian fans are nationalistic about wanting Anderson to always win.
You can't possibly be shocked or disappointed that somebody Dana announced as a #1 contender didn't come to fruition? Dana goes off half cocked after almost every show announcing future contenders and they almost never happen. It's a kiss of death.
I like Chris Weidman and I truly believe he's got a bright future in the middleweight division. But I really don't get why people are acting like he's the second coming of Christ. I just don't think he's ready for Anderson, yet. Let him fight Tim, I honestly believe it's the right fight for him. It will allow him to continue to get some seasoning against a top opponent and build his name. I don't see the harm in that.