At the moment, there are plenty of rising stars in the who are gaining lots of media attention across the world, like Conor McGregor, who recently made his debut with the company in April. However, none are more talked about than (9–0). The reason isn’t just because his fight with (33–4) is coming up in a few weeks at UFC 162 or because he is undefeated, but because all the pros, including GSP, believe he will defeat Silva on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada, and take the UFC middleweight strap from him.
UFC President Dana White cleared up this fact:
“All the pros, when you talk to all the fighters – every fighter out there that I’ve talked too that we’ve interviewed thinks Weidman is going to beat him [Silva].thinks he’s going to win so much that he didn’t even want to plan to fight Anderson.”
Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, also said on Monday on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that no one is “invincible.”
“Anybody can go out there and put on a fight. Chris Weidman is undefeated, he’s a tough guy and a fight is a fight, anything can happen. I believe in Anderson Silva. Anderson Silva is the best fighter on the planet. I think Anderson Silva is a bad fight for any fighter in any weight class. I’m not saying Anderson Silva is invincible. Anderson Silva can be beat just like anyone else can get beat. But I think if Anderson Silva goes in there well trained and focused, I don’t think there’s a fighter on the planet that can beat him.”
If all the pros think Chris Weidman will be the new UFC middleweight champion, then we have to ask what do all the MMA fans believe?
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UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Fight Card
Silva vs Weidman
Edgar vs Oliveira
Kennedy vs Gracie
Swanson vs Siver
Munoz vs Boetsch
Leben vs Craig
Parke vs Tokudome
Barboza vs Oliveira
Gonzaga vs Herman
Baczynski vs Melancon
Pierce vs Mitchell