Chris Weidman Doesn't Want Everybody to See That He's Fat

Posted on September 29, 2013, 09:29 AM by Mike Drahota
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UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman pulled off arguably the most shocking upset in UFC history when he knocked out longtime king Anderson Silva at this summer’s UFC 162. It was a surprise for sure, but no one can argue that Weidman wasn’t deemed as the man with the best chance at dethroning ‘The Spider.’

Now Weidman will put the belt on the line in the main event of December’s UFC 168 in the biggest rematch to ever grace the Octagon. Weidman will be riding the momentum of his newfound fame, and he discussed how his life has recently changed with Fighters Only:

“Probably the craziest time of my entire life. I guess I expected it to be like this, and it's definitely what I wanted, but it definitely went over what I was expecting. 

“Just getting noticed everywhere I go now, that's still weird, especially for me. No matter where I've been, I've been noticed and spotted, and it's been fun. It's extra responsibility though too. I'm desperately trying not to eat like crazy, because I don't want everybody to see that I'm fat. I don't want people looking and thinking, 'Is that the champ? How fat is that guy? I can't believe he makes 185.'”

Some lighthearted words from the champ, who never seems to get too amped up during interviews. He does have a certain unwavering confidence about his abilities while never being too over-the-top, a rare quality in top-level fighters these days.

Weidman could potentially be a picture-perfect champion for the UFC. He's got the  “All-American” nickname and trains under Matt Serra, who owns the other most shocking KO in UFC history. All of this should lead up to overwhelming popularity, but many still think he's only holding onto the belt for Silva.

Are you one of those people? Or will Weidman silence the doubters if he can stick to his diet in the coming months?


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  • grandslam
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    and drop dead boring??

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  • David Saucier
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    definitely sounds like a Matt Sera protege

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  • D
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    He's had one "boring" fight in the UFC, which he took on short notice and proceeded to completely outgrappled a guy who at the time was considered the best grappler in the history of the UFC's middleweight division.

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  • akieyugames
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    Every article on Weidman, you come up and comment "boring". I'll go out on a limb and say, You hate Weidman for knocking Silva out.

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  • akieyugames
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    meant for my friend grandslam

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  • David Saucier
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    he meant his personality mousasi

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  • Kris-tyahn
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    He took the fight on 11 days notice at that. Yeah, Weidman's boring, the guy KTFO out of Anderson Silva at his own game. Weidman has finished EVERY opponent he's faced when he's had a full training camp, but yeah he's "boring" .... BAHAHAHA poor Silva nut hugger, does your BUMMY still HURT?!?

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  • D
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    My bad. I thought this was an MMA site, not TMZ.

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  • Brasil
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    You high??? How the fux did he outgrappled Maia??? The fight did not hit the floor????

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    Brasil, a lot of grappling occurs in the clinich and on the fence - standing

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  • D
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    Those are good questions and I'm glad you asked them. Unfortunately, I currently am completely sober. The fight did hit the floor. Weidman took Maia down four times, while defending all seven of Maia's takedown attempts.

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  • FedorP4P
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    I think he meant Munoz

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  • Kris-tyahn
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    Brasil, are you high or stupid?!? B/C the fight most people seen, saw Weidman take Maia down 4 times & Weidman was taken down ZERO! Pooor Brasil, snif snif, you still sad =*( AndersonSON lost, by getting KTFO by a wrestler, with 9 pro fights?!? Snif!

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  • D
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    I fail to see where anyone mentioned Munoz before you did.

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  • enjoylife321
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    Maybe that is considered foreplay by Brasil !

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  • Kevin
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    I hope Weidman can pull off another win vs Silva, he seems like a decent guy that can put on a whooping inside the octagon. Silva's always come off as arrogant IMO. I'll be rooting for Weidman in the rematch, over some rum and eggnog

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  • TheRealDeal
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    I don't give 2 shiits how much weight Weidman gains as long as he makes weight at weigh ins and is ready to brawl.

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  • Entity
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    Guess I'll be cheering just like the first time......for Chris.

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