The number one contender to the UFC Middleweight crown Chris Weidman appears in an interview with MMA Mania to discuss his upcoming title bout. Weidman seems to think that Silva has been exposed because of his supposed inability to stop wrestling, but also notes that he’ll expect to face the best Silva ever.
Weidman was of course an NCAA Division 1 wrestler, but is also coming off of shoulder surgery for bone chips. He seems to questions Silva’s decisions in booking fights, but is thankful for the opportunity to finally face him.
Is Chris Weidman owed anything by Silva and the UFC? That’s completely up to interpretation, as Weidman is very talented but was last seen beating a Mark Munoz that was returning from surgery himself, and that was last July.