It seems that Anderson Silva might have gotten under Chris Weidman‘s skin with his recent missed appointments. Silva was scheduled to to make a media appearance promoting the UFC 162 main event against Weidman, but cancelled and was promptly fined a cool $50k by his employers.
Weidman spoke to MMAFighting to give his point of view on the situation:
“I hope he has a good reason why he didn’t go. I just went out to Los Angeles for three days, I just wasted time during my camp. I haven’t been in this sport as long as him,” Weidman said, “but you watch these superstar basketball players like Lebron James, and after every game, win or lose, he answers questions from the media.”
Weidman makes a good point, a top level athlete who is regarded as the best in the field should act with professionalism.
“There’s always stuff that you don’t want to do when you’re an athlete, but you just have to do it. I hope he’s staying grounded,” he said. “I hope his head isn’t getting so big that he thinks he doesn’t have to do things for the UFC, but who am I to judge? If his head is really getting too big, I’m definitely going to bring him down to earth on July 6.”
Big words from the challenger who will look to take out one of the top P4P fighters on the planet, but will he be able to back them up? Many have tried before him and failed miserably, although Weidman has probably had the most hype behind him (minus Chael Sonnen as that was all his own hype).
Anybody at Lowkick think that Weidman can squash ‘The Spider’?