Thats just Douchey in all ways
He was named number one contender as soon as he pwned Munoz...in a statement that came directly from dana.
Immediately, within 24 hours of the fight soares started in with his bullshit about Chris not being worthy. But dana didn't take the bait.
So in the face of all that, Anderson announced he wasn't going to fight at all in 2012, that he needed to take some personal time [odd, how dana's reaction to that was decidedly different than it was to Georges' initial announcement. Anderson went as far as to flat out state he had "no intention" of ever fighting Weidman, because "he wasn't a fool."
Only THEN Weidman did ask for the Boetsch fight, because he didn't want to sit around with his thumb in his ass while Anderson diva'd it up down in Brazil, and he thought another win over a bonafide-top-10-maybe-even-softly-ranked-as top 5 fighter would leave Anderson nowhere else to duck.
However, when the Weidman/Boetsch fight was announced, Anderson suddenly didn't need any more beauty rest, and offered to "save" UFC 151 by calling dana and offering to fight "any LHW who wasn't currently training." That didn't happen, but he did get the vanity bout with Bonnar out of it.
Then Chris got hurt and needed to rehab.
But if soares and Anderson took the fight as soon as it was announced that Weidman was #1 contender, it probably would have been booked for Fall 2012. That's not to say Weidman still wouldn't have gotten hurt and the fight wouldn't have been delayed...but it was delayed longer because of shenannigans from Anderson's camp then it was from Weidman's injury.
If it's the same ignorant fools who think Jon Jones is top 3 pound for pound--or think Chris Weidman is top 5 pound for pound, for that matter--I'd expect nothing less than an embarrassment of a choice--they'll probably come up with Ronda.Quote:
That being said I'd love to see Weidman be named Fighter of the Year if he beats Silva again. I just don't think think the voters would choose him.
She did become first womans UFC champ in 2013 also thought .. that worries me
Jones is referred to as the #1 p4p because of his wins and because dana calls him that. It's more of a marketing move than any type of assessment of his actual skill set. In the face of a completely uncharismatic fighter who is exciting to watch, dana is going to pimp him as the bestest in an effort to improve his buy rates.
For me to assess p4p, I try to assess skill sets in relation to the fighters general size. I believe if Jones wasn't sporting a ridiculous size advantage he wouldn't even be champion at 205. It's easy to try to dismiss that concept and state that Georges and Anderson [two perennial top p4p rankings] also had size advantages over their respective weight classes, but you have to realize two things: Anderson and Georges didn't have as great a size advantage as Jon boasts, and their skill sets were always much tighter and more well rounded than Jones'. Jon is young, and still improving, but there are significant holes in his game: striking defense, submission grappling, submission defense. He doesn't even have the threat of KO power to cover them.
So no, I don't have him top 3. without question, Aldo, Cruz, Velasquez and Johnson are better than he is p4p.