Rashad poses a ton of problems for Anderson... He is a bigger test to him than anyone at MW... Weidman included
Rashad is an elite wrestler. He is faster and more explosive than Chael. His takedowns are set up well and he has a very fast shot. He is also very strong. He deals more damage with his GNP than Sonnen does as well... Also less susceptible to submissions imo...
The big question is how his chin is... Sonnen found so much success in those fights and in many of his other fights because of his ability to eat a ton of big shots and keep coming forward... While Rashad's standup is WAY better than Chaels, he gets hit less... He hasnt shown to have a granite chin. Against someone like Anderson that can be crucial.
As far as weidman goes, we really dont know how good his chin is, its never been tested. If he does have a good chin, then his chances against Anderson increase greatly.
Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris
funny how you use bisping as an example, then list 5 fighters as people you think Weidman needs to beat at least one of to get a shot.. Which of those fighters did Bisping beat to "pay his dues"?
Way to keep talking out of your a**.
Bisping was looking to pay his dues by beating someone like Vitor... Weidman has never fought someone like that.
Have him fight someone like Okami, Vitor, or Lombard... then he will have beaten an elite MW...
Munoz was never an elite MW in my book... Hell a win over Bisping is worth more imo.