Wait, what? He said this right after the GSP/Condit fight? Please post a link.
Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage
And even if he did, it still doesn't change what I posted...that he came out and said he has no intention of facing Weidman.
First, when he can make a buck off it, dana could tell me water is wet and I'd ask for a second opinion.
Dana just said he is working on Anderson's next fight and it was most likely going to be weidman...
Second, Weidman is most likely the next fight because there are no other options at this point.
Third, I'm not even lobbying for Anderson to face Weidman. I'm lobbying for him to defend his belt against a top MW. Not Cung Le. Not Nick Diaz. Not a LHW.
Wow. You suck at reading comprehension. Maybe you should go upstairs and ask mom to help you with the hard parts.
GSP just said how he thought Hendricks lost to Koscheck, and he didnt want to fight someone who lost to someone he alrealdy beat... While he wanted the Diaz fight, who just previously lost to Condit... who GSP just beat... GSP said several times he thought condit won their fight.
I'm not defending Georges. The fact that he's facing Diaz instead of Hendricks is reprehensible. But it's still not as bad as coming out and stating "I have no intention of facing" him.
Well, to be fair, you are indeed a fucking idiot. You prove this every time you type.
Im not going to be an idiot and call out champions behind the keyboard, saying GSP is ducking Hendricks or whatever... because that is crazy... But GSP is actually not fighting the #1 contender... while Anderson most likely is...
But you're still trying to compare situations that don't apply at all. If Anderson had any chance at all of facing anyone other than the #1 contender, he'd have taken it.
Read it again dumbfuck. Slowly this time. Sound out the hard parts. I literally stated that I wished dana had the integrity to make the better fights. You've agreed with me, moron.
What? Anderson doesnt make the fights, the UFC does... Dana has a huge influence over the title fights/big fights. I dont see how Dana, Anderson's boss' plays a role in "what Anderson's job is" Anderson fights who the UFC wants him to fight. Dana, Anderson, and Soares all said as much.
Uhm, no. He had some hype coming in after the Leben KO, but he was far from the #3 most well-known MW. When Franklin signed the bout agreement, Anderson wasn't even ranked top 5 by most sources. Marquardt was somewhere in the mix as a Pancrase champ, but Okami wasn't even considered a solid top 15. Henderson was obviously more famous, but Paulo Filho was in his pre-addict prime, Lindland and Horn were available [although dana wouldn't touch Matt out of spite], Denis Kang and Misaki were all considered to be at or above Anderson, and were easily as famous or more famous.
Anderson was one of the most well known MW's in the world at the time... The only MW more well known at the time was Henderson, who was locked down in pride... Not a possibility at the time... Anderson was on par with guys like Marquardt and Okami. MMA fans knew who Anderson was well before he came into the UFC.
Yeah. Tell me more, because I was busy watching Friends reruns or something. Please, continue to educate us all with your scintillating revisionist nonsense.
It wasnt like it is now, back then. The UFC mainly appealed to their hardcore fans, who were more educated... So Anderson would have been a decent draw at the time...
One thing I've never seen in any of your posts is any degree of relevance.
One thing I dont see in the timeline is Anderson being offered a fight with Weidman and turning it down...
Have I ever said that Anderson declined a fight with Weidman? Then why bring it up? Over and over, as though it means something?
Again, I place about as much stock in dana's quotes as I place in your punkassed bullshit, but you seem to have me mistaken with someone who is focused on Anderson fighting Weidman. Unsurprisingly, because you're an idiot who often makes mistakes.
When Dana comes out and says Anderson wont fight Chris, or they make some other ridiculous fight, then we should be pissed.
I just want him to defend at MW before July. I want the integrity of the belt to be restored. I don't care if he faces Rockhold or Weidman, and I've said repeatedly he's heavily favored to beat either one.
No, he wasn't. That's more revisionist bullshit from you.
Weidman was injured and out during most of the timeline.
He opted for an elective corrective surgery after Anderson stated he wasn't going to fight again in 2012. He then got injured after returning to train for Boetsch.
...or, like, when the champion openly states that he has no intention of facing the guy who the CEO of the org stated was the #1 contender. That right there would be ducking.
Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage
‚€˜Oldie‚€™ Anderson Silva is no 'fool,' has no intention of fighting the 'kid' Chris Weidman - MMAmania.com
Originally Posted by Anderson Silva
you need to remove any reference to me from your sig, as well, punkass.