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I think a lot of you guys are overreacting to this Anderson holding out for a year. Dana seems to figure he can make the GSP fight for May, which would obviously mean Anderson is not going to be taking the year off. Of course Dana's word is anything but consistent, I'm taking a wait and see how this plays out approach.
For the record, I do not disagree with the idea that Anderson has become a diva nor would I defend him for taking the year off and basically holding the middleweight title hostage. I do recognize that Anderson is a pretty special, one of a kind talent though. Somebody I'm willing to throw down cold hard cash to watch. As such, I have a bit more patience in dealing with the diva in him. I don't blame him for being uninterested with fighting a relatively unknown fighter in Chris Weidman. In my opinion, Chris has not been properly promoted by the UFC as I think they were caught a little off guard with his performance against Munoz. They missed out on an opportunity to showcase him on the biggest fight card of the year that was UFC 148 and instead buried him on the limited audience of FuelTV. He needs another fight or two to build his name to the point where he's viewed as the number one contender by more than just the internet mma fan boys. If by ducking Weidman, you mean to say Anderson is uninterested in fighting him, fine. If you are inferring that Anderson is afraid to face Weidman, then I can't disagree with you more.