Originally Posted by Trodden
To be fair, Anderson came in as a bigger prospect then Weidman.
People were talking about Silva joining the UFC during PrideFC.
Ahhh...but times have changed. I guarantee that more people know who Wiedman is in 2012 than knew who Anderson was in 2006.
And Weidman didn't quite impress everyone, like Anderson.
Anyone who wasn't impressed with his fight with Munoz is either Michael Bisping or someone who doesn't want Anderson to fight anyone with good wrestling.
Weidman did better against Maia on 10 days notice than Anderson did with an entire camp. Perhaps Silva should have spent less time playing air guitar and watching dancing with the stars and actually focused on fighting.
Let Weidman fight Franklin
fight makes absolutely no sense. Weidman is set to face Boetsch, another top 5 fighter on a three fight win streak. Franklin is unranked and coming off a loss.
Originally Posted by Hawkeye
You dont have to like Weidman to give the kid his due.
It's interesting, it seems to me that if you really, really like Anderson--and by that I mean "LIKE him, like him," like Dottie likes Pee Wee--you simultaneously have to hate on Weidman. You have to pretend that Anderson having more title defenses than Chris has fights makes some kind of difference; or that Munoz wasn't a great win, or that Anderson is bigger than the sport and shouldn't have to fight legitimate guys if they won't make him enough money to fill up his swimming pool and roll around in.
It's kind of sad.
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