Report: Anderson Silva to face Chris Weidman on July 6th

Posted on February 21, 2013, 11:28 AM by Mike Drahota
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Months and months of speculation has already been running running rampant regarding Anderson Silva's next bout. Today a rumor has surfaced via Tatame that places the all-time great champion versus consensus number one contender Chris Weidman for the Middleweight title this summer.

While Silva's management has frequently stated that the Weidman fight is not on the top of their list, it may in fact become a reality. The UFC traditionally puts on a blockbuster card around the 4th of July, and this would no doubt headline that event from Las Vegas. 

Although nothing concrete is confirmed as of right now, if it does come to fruition, then any proposed superfights with Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre would be put off for quite some time. With those potential opponents having bouts scheduled as of now anyway, talk has settled down for the time being.

For Weidman, this would be quite the welcome back to the Octagon. Slated to face Tim Boetsch at last December's UFC 155, he was unfortunately sidelined by shoulder surgery and is on the mend. Many of the Middleweight challengers clamoring for a shot at Silva, such as Michael Bisping, Boetsch, and Alan Belcher, lost their last fights so Weidman is the clear next in line.

Weidman's manager Dave Martin commented on the subject, although vaguely:

“We have had some conversations, but still there’s nothing official. We are negotiating, though nothing is confirmed.”

Anderson Silva has of course expressed a desire to take most of this year off in order to take care of ventures outside of the cage. Weidman's talent and dominance cannot be denied, but he may be facing a bit of ring rust, something that could become a glaring problem when facing off against The Spider.

Right now, the bout remains in question but may be the most logical next step for the UFC and its most dominant champion. Is Silva versus Weidman the next Middleweight title bout you want to see?


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  • falcon4917
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    The Spider will have ring rust too. I have no doubt Silva is the very best fighter right now. The only thing people are relying on is someone to surprise him for an upset. Nobody really believes there is a better fighter in the UFC.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Plenty believe Jones is better.

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  • godsofwararise
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    The difference is that Weidman is coming back from a very serious injury, while Anderson is coming back from doing cameos in shitty steven segal movies. Weidman's chances would be a lot better if he got a tune up fight first.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Nemesis
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    So many idiots hate on AS that no matter who he beats there will always be an excuse.Vitor called out jones but somehow that translates to "silva is scared". Silva is scared of guys he already beat, and anyone other than silva is p4p#1.

    Some people are butthurt.

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  • azzkika
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    I believe there's several better fighters in the UFC than Silva. There is no better striker when it comes to timing though. His timing and precision is unmatched.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Evan Holober
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    That said, I go by results and I am not one of them.

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  • Baby Ads
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    at last spider will taste a beating dis tym.

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  • falcon4917
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    I understand that plenty believe he will beat Silva but mostly due to size and reach advantage not by skill.

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  • Evan Holober
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    No, plenty have him as the PFP best already, that's why he's surpassed GSp in the big list from the UFC "rankers". A lot have him as PFP #1 over Silva.

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  • Evan Holober
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    ... while a lot still have him at #3 (or even #4).

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Hell yeah, baby. Chris Hypeman is about to be put out of his misery very soon. CAN'T WAIT.

    Hey Chris Hypeman,

    1,2, The G.O.A.T's coming for you.
    3,4, Better lock your door.
    5,6, Grab your crucifix.
    7,8, Gonna stay up late.
    9,10, Never sleep again.

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  • predator
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    I think numbers 9 n 10 are wrong, a huuuugggggeeee chance he is gonna be going to sleep lol

    Reply 1 year ago
  • mauromina
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    11, 12, You are the biggest nut hugger
    13, 14, yes you are

    Reply 1 year ago
  • Baby Ads
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    15,16 biggest losser
    17, 18 yeah your a fat guy,
    19,20 better exercise because your a fat dude

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  • Entity
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    I think you're a little too much into your heros there UDG lol

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Actually, my father is my hero, but nice try -lol. Unlike you and a few other people, I give credit where credit is due. I don't personaly know Anderson Silva, so he'd never be my hero, Entity. That said, he is great at what he does and he is definitely one of my favorite fighters.

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  • Entity
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    I was glad to inspire thought and see you put the values in the correct priority 8))

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  • Evan Holober
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    Fist bump to ya Silva. He heard the critics, and he put his balls on the table.

    Reply 1 year ago
  • silvaisking2321
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    Silva has always said he will fight anybody that the ufc puts in front of him.

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  • FoetusFarm
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    haters will always hate silva , he cleared out his division and then people try to find a contender saying anderson is ducking him like sonnen , vitor and weidman. weidman deserves the shot right now but silva has always fought the no 1 contenders in the division. if he beats weidman everyone will say hes ducking vitor for a second fight, if he beats vitor again they will say hes ducking jones. i highly doubt hes scared to fight anybody

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  • Evan Holober
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    Always said, and always done are two different things. The UFC tried for a good while to put Henderson and Marquadt, then Chael, in front of him. He basically declined Henderson and Marquardt then delayed the second Chael fight as long as possible.

    His manager has also been saying, and leaking, any thing possible about Weidman in a negative light as an opponent for Silva since the Munoz fight.

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  • KeithFarrell
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    and then he took the fights an destroyed them...

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  • Spyridon
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    @EH

    He actually has beat everyone the UFC put in front of him.

    The only one who claimed Silva was avoiding him was Henderson himself. Same with Marquardt. You are talking like he repeatedly declined the matches, when you know very well that the UFC is very hesitant to make rematches with fighters that already got defeated unless it was a very close match or a big upset.

    You mentioning the Chael fight only goes to prove he'll do what the UFC says.

    Who gives a crap what his manager says, when has Soares ever been someone to listen to? Even Silva disagreed with Soares's comments in the past.

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  • silvaisking2321
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    He made hendo tap hit nate with a mean switch then pounded him out. tapped out chael tkoed yushin ....

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  • Evan Holober
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    ....

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  • Evan Holober
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    "The only one who claimed Silva was avoiding him was Henderson himself. Same with Marquardt."

    Not trying to be a dick here (as I'm about to say a dickish remark), but did you even research that before you answered? Dana said on multiple occassions after the Henderson KO of Bisping that he was trying to make that fight or the Marquardt fight. Silva (or his camp but Dana specifically Silva) said that they should fight each other and the winner fights me. Dana then in turn tried to make that fight happen, and Dan balked because he got a big offer from SF. Then Marquardt fought Chael as a hold over fight, and lost his position.

    "You mentioning the Chael fight only goes to prove he'll do what the UFC says. "

    Yes, he'll do what they say after Chael fought two other guys first and Chael basically called out his whole family.

    "Who gives a crap what his manager says, when has Soares ever been someone to listen to? "

    This is probably the biggest copout by any Silva fan. Soares gets paid by Silva ( a decent percentage of his earnings). Whatever Silva said about him in the past is irrelevant. He still represents him, and Silva still employs him.

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  • Brian Cox
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    @ SPY

    Yes, he's beaten everyone The UFC has put in front of him. Unfortunately, a lot of what has been put in front of him in the way of a challenge, has been utter crap.

    His fights at 205 were a joke. He fought bigger, slower, journeyman fighters, who were either washed out, checked out or retiring. Not that impressive. And he's had a lot of title defenses against a lot of guys who should never have been in there with him and were of no threat to him.

    Relative to other divisional champions he faced the weakest crew.

    He's a great and talented fighter to be sure, but he can be beaten. He actually has more holes in his game than any other Champ I can think of. If Weidman can get him down, which I believe he will, then Silva will probably lose. If he can manage to do what Sonnen did and even only that, he will win. There will be no triangle on Weidman. That's my call at any rate.

    But I will say this, should Silva beat Weidman, it will at least be a decent win over a very solid opponent. And Silva could use a few more of those before he packs it in or moves on to any super-fights.

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  • Jack N. Meoff
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    Don't worry about Sores.

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  • HATEOCRACY
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    Hey Evan im about to use your word DICKISH in a sentence.

    Last weekend i went on a date with Lowkick member dontweakme girlfriend, afterwards she went home & gave him a kiss which left him with a DICKISH taste in his mouth.

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  • Spyridon
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    @EH

    Your exact words "they should fight each other and the winner fights me"

    Your earlier words "He basically declined Henderson and Marquardt"

    Do you seriously not see the contradiction?

    And how is saying don't listen to Soares a copout? I think it's a copout to try to use something a manager says in an argument. Managers are known to be inconsistent because everything is said for political reasons.

    Sure he represents Silva. But as I said before, the fact of the matter is he has said many things that ended up not being true, and were just for negotiation reasons. Silva also disagreed with many things he said. Therefore, you should take what Soares with a grain of salt, same as you should take what Dana said with a grain of salt. They are business men first priority, and known for not always being 100% truthful when it benefits the business.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Sying that they should fight each other and then not fighting either because they didn't is declining to fight both of them. It may go against what your trying to get at, but it's no where near a contradiction. In fact, it's the end reason he ended up avoided fighting them a second time (which again, wasn't the most terrible thing in the world because both first fights weren't close).

    Because it is a copout. Plain and simple. People (like you are doing here) are trying to relate one comment Anderson made about how Ed didn't speak for him like its gospel then conveniently forget the hundred's of thousands (possibly 7 figures by now) that Anderson has paid Ed in his career. Ed has Anderson's interests at heart everytime he speaks.

    Both Ed and Dana are businessmen. However, one is in direct employment of Anderson. The other is just his promoter.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Gross son.

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  • Entity
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    lol Hateo, how do you know what a dickish taste is?

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Well said, Keith. That is the best and only answer, end of story.

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  • Evan Holober
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    He fought Marquardt and Henderson again? I must have missed that.

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  • Spyridon
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    Why would he have even be put in a rematch with 2 guys he finished in the 1st and 2nd round respectively?

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Because EH says so - lol. He probably thinks A.S should have given the kid he fought 30 years ago a rematch, too.

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  • Evan Holober
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    UG- Never change.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Don't take it too personal, EH, it's all in good fun. That said, I am not changing either.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Oh I know man.

    But your boy may be going down here!!

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Well, Silva is getting old. He'll probably lose at some point, but I dont believe Weidman is the guy to beat him. To be honest, I think he is going to embarrass Weidman.

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  • Evan Holober
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    We will see.

    My only hope for him is after he loses, to walk away. Nothing good can come from a 40 year old trying to find that spark that made him great.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    As a huge fan of Silva, that is my biggest fear. I would hate it for him to be the next Roy Jones Jr. It was really painful to watch one of my fav boxers in Roy Jones goes out the way he did. In my perfect world, A.S retires right after the Weidman fight.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Mine too.

    If he trounces Weidman as you think he would I'd like to see at least one more. However, if Weidman gets him I think walking away would be best.

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  • HATEOCRACY
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    Hey Evan, tell Ron Jeremy that.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Haaaa, didn't he just get like a stroke or something?

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  • Evan Holober
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    No pun intended.

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  • Evan Holober
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    That's not the fucking question (stop moving goal posts people):

    This was said: "Silva has always said he will fight anybody that the ufc puts in front of him."

    I said this: "The UFC tried for a good while to put Henderson and Marquadt, then Chael, in front of him. He basically declined Henderson and Marquardt then delayed the second Chael fight as long as possible."

    You know who's been the biggest proponent of them not getting rematches at this site? Me! I'm not saying that they deserved it. I'm not saying that the outcome would have been different. I'm not saying he was wrong for turning either fight down. What I am saying is he didn't take the fights when they were offered. Because that happened. It's not a case of well, hey, blah blah blah I love/hate Silva. It's just the fact that it happened.

    Jesus, somebody says one thing on this site inconsistent with the Silva gospel and the huggers come out in full force.

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  • Spyridon
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    @EH

    The problem is you are trying to come off as someone who's not bias, yet your posts are extremely bias.

    I just gave you an example in my post above of a clear contradiction. You know yourself that he would have fought the winner. Yet you are trying to spin the situation as if he "refused to fight them".

    Then you go on to claim that everyone whos arguing with you is a "nuthugger", meanwhile many of us are not being bias about the situation. Rather the reality of this situation is you are displaying all the traits of a "hater", as you are not being unbiased at all and trying to spin the situation..

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  • P4PKINGSILVA
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    That's because you're stupid. Why the heck would AS fight Marquardt and Hendo if he already beat both decisively? Just because they won their last fight or KO'd someone recently makes them a top contender again? Oh hell no. This is not WWE.

    If you're the champion, you have all the luxury of choosing fight with contenders you deem worthy of the challenge to his throne. Now, everybody knows he didn't duck those 2 guys you were referring. He fought them and embarrassed them both at point in time. Talking your way to a rematch isn't gonna make Anderson Silva "sign the papers". If they became top contenders again, who knows? Maybe he'll fight them again. But as of now, i don't see any rematches going on, as there's a lot of fighters waiting inline to face the Spider. And I think Chris Weidman is one of the few who is worthy of fighting him right now.


    "What I am saying is he didn't take the fights when they were offered. " --- This is the dumbest thing I've heard from a "FIGHT FAN" .... or are you even a fight fan?

    This is like saying, if Dana White offers Anderson Silva a rematch with Forrest Griffin. Would he take it? Yes sure boss! How about Yuskin Okami? Yes why not?!

    Sorry, but that's fucking dumb. There is other guys in the division he would like to test out. Those guys you mentioned above had their "Shot"... and they blew it. The only rematch granted for AS is ofcourse, first with Rich Franklin. And that is after he destroyed the former champ, and so they gave him a rubber match. Second with Yushin Okami, whom he lost via "DQ". And third, is the infamous Chael Sonnen, this one is a rare thing, bec. AS himself believes this one's a close fight, and he was dominated by Chael for 4 1/2 rds. So he believes they both have to clear their names on the rematch. And so it happened.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Jesus. This doesn't even warrant a response (and that's coming from me). Your name is P4PKINGSILVA.

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  • Evan Holober
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    "The problem is you are trying to come off as someone who's not bias, yet your posts are extremely bias."

    You need to figure out what Bias is, and what contradiction is for that matter. My post below yours proves that you don't understand the ladder. I'm not the biggest fan of Silva, as I am a fan of primarily wrestlers, but Silva is far from my least favorite fighter (and is most definitely the best fighter to compete in MMA thus far).

    "You know yourself that he would have fought the winner. Yet you are trying to spin the situation as if he "refused to fight them"."

    Are you really that ignorant that you think "you know" what a fighter would do? Silva could have very well taken on anybody at LHW or GSP if he randomly moved up, or any other top MW that had a great showing. The "what if" future is about as proveable as the future.

    Plus, let's go back over this because you obviously don't understand (which is getting a little annoying so try extra hard this time, k): He didn't fight them when they were offered (specifically Henderson). Claiming that they needed to win one more, or fight each other, or any other demand doesn't change/derail that simple fact. And that was the initial statement. That he fought everybody put in front of him. Which is not the case.


    "Then you go on to claim that everyone whos arguing with you is a "nuthugger", meanwhile many of us are not being bias about the situation. Rather the reality of this situation is you are displaying all the traits of a "hater", as you are not being unbiased at all and trying to spin the situation.."

    UG- Admitted Silva Hugger ; Keith - Admitted Silva is his favorite fighter on more than one occassion (although all he said was about 5 words so none of this is really directed at him) You- You defend SIlva on almost everythread that you enter where he is part of the conversation. I'm not inventing a bias out of anybody.

    Nobody is spinning anything here. I'm simply giving out scenarios that happened in real life, and you are doing everything in your power to defend them with some type of excuse. Silva didn't want to fight Nate or Dan until they fought each other (Dana's words to be taken with a grain of salt, but the basic idea of it is he didn't want to fight them at the time). This is reality. Whatever the reason he didn't want to fight them at the time is up to interpretation (he thought they wouldn't pose a threat, his well documented dislike of Dan made him not want to give him a second fight, anything else). It still doesn't change the fact of the fights being offered, and Silva not taking them.

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  • Spyridon
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    Funny that you are trying to knock my reading comprehension right as you say "ladder" instead of "latter".

    Bias is a simple definition, it just means you have a particular inclination. Unbiased means no prejudice. And if you are trying to say your comments were unbiased I completely disagree.

    Likewise saying its a contradiction is saying two things are contrary to each other. Or opposed. Saying he "refused to fight them" and then saying "he said he would fight the winner" is contradictory, no matter how you try to spin it. You can't both refuse to fight someone and say you will fight the winner. Those are directly opposed to each other.

    Who has brought anything up about "knowing" what a fighter would do? The only one who has claimed to know what they would do in this conversation has been you claiming he wouldnt have fought him.

    And once again, you are twisting his initial statement to try to back up your argument, which has became more and more muddled every time you try to clear it up.

    Look back at the records of what was said. Before Anderson Silva said those comments, Dana White himself said he had to figure out what was going to happen. Then Soares suggested a #1 contender fight. He then went on to say if Dana decides that's what is best Silva would gladly wait for the fight. Then also added he's not even sure if Silva would want to take a break.

    You claim your not spinning anything, yet what you described is not what I just described, which was quoting exactly what really happened. How can you explain that then?

    Nobody claimed "they need one more win". You came up with that one on your own. If that's not "spinning the situation" what would you call it?

    And your even twisting my words with waht you quoted of me. I specifically said "many of us are not being bias about this situation". Do you see any of us making up words that were never said? The only one here guilty of that is you.

    And me? I defend him when I think people go out of their way to hate. Which by all indications that's what you are doing. And my defenses of him are based on facts - like the other post where people were claiming he sits around and doesnt fight, yet he has fought more consistently than every champion but Jones and more than 80% of the rest of the UFC.

    It's pure BS. That's why I argued with that, and that's why I'm arguing with you.

    Just like your claims that your giving out scenarios that happened in real life. Except you are writing your own script of words that were never said.

    And you are still in denial of something that is well known in the fight industry - a managers job is to get the best offer for each fight. Therefore it's common sense to take Soares's comments with a grind of salt. If Soares's comments meant anything then Silva would be fighting Cung Le, something that Dana White even said isn't going to happen. If Dana knows to take Soares's comments with a grain of salt because it's all business, why don't you?

    And once again, your final sentence is BS, because even Dana White said both of them are in the mix and he wasn't sure what was going to happen. I'll type it in all caps to stress the BS of your argument:

    NEITHER FIGHT WAS EVEN OFFERED TO SILVA AT THE TIME SOARES SAID THEY SHOULD HAVE A #1 CONTENDER, THAT WAS SAID POST FIGHT AFTER MARQUARDT BEAT MAIA..

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  • Evan Holober
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    "Funny that you are trying to knock my reading comprehension right as you say "ladder" instead of "latter". "

    I never mocked your reading comprehension. I mocked your own knowledge of fighting, your own incompetent system of sucking Silva's nuts, and just you as a person. Which led to the fact of you saying I have a bias, when it is clear you've held a bias for SIlva on this site since you've been here.

    "Bias is a simple definition, it just means you have a particular inclination. Unbiased means no prejudice. And if you are trying to say your comments were unbiased I completely disagree."

    Which you still have provided absolutely no evidence for, and continue to gloss over the fact of the situation. In that Silva was offered Henderson or Marquardt and turned them down. Becuase again, you have his nuts in or around your mouth.

    Refusing to fight the winner, is refusing to fight both of them. It's making them fight one more time instead of facing either one in that moment (when they offered). You just continue to be incredibly incompetent and miss this. Again, I've not once contradicted myself. You just keep creating a situation where White talks of either fighting Silva, and then basically offering it to Henderson, then Silva refusing until they fight each other. Is not Silva refusing to fight each of them at that particular time (WHICH IS THE WHOLE POINT OF THE MATTER IN THE FIRST PLACE. There I see you like caps)

    "Who has brought anything up about "knowing" what a fighter would do? The only one who has claimed to know what they would do in this conversation has been you claiming he wouldnt have fought him."

    Are you fucking retarded? I mean seriously, are you literally learning disabled because I'll stop arguing (as there would be no point). This was said by you 2 posts above: "You know yourself that he would have fought the winner". No dude, I don't know what he would have done. You don't know what he would have done. Nobody knows besides him about what he would have done.

    "And once again, you are twisting his initial statement to try to back up your argument, which has became more and more muddled every time you try to clear it up. "

    Dude, I'm at a loss for words at trying to keep up with your garbage. You have no idea what your talking about. You act like the things you keep saying actually happened. No, Dana just didn't say they were in the mix. Dana actually said the fights were offered to Silva, and he decline. That is what you continue to pass over. Henderson was offered to Silva after the Bisping win. He declined. Game over, argument over, Silva's nuts still in SPyricock's mouth so he continues to type.

    "Dana White himself said he had to figure out what was going to happen. Then Soares suggested a #1 contender fight. He then went on to say if Dana decides that's what is best Silva would gladly wait for the fight. Then also added he's not even sure if Silva would want to take a break"

    And what did Dana say after they had talked??? Cmon buddy, the truth shall set you free....

    "you claim your not spinning anything, yet what you described is not what I just described, which was quoting exactly what really happened. How can you explain that then?"

    No, you fucking moron. No. You are taking separate situations and trying to string your own failing argument together. Silva was offered the fight with Henderson while Marquardt was waiting in the wings. He said that they should fight each other instead. That's the reality, and it's what you continue to miss.

    "Nobody claimed "they need one more win". You came up with that one on your own. If that's not "spinning the situation" what would you call it?"

    Moron, what do you think Henderson and Marquardt fighting each other is for each. I never said you said it. I said it came from Silva as them fighting each other would have been each NEEDING ANOTHER WIN (there more caps).

    "And your even twisting my words with waht you quoted of me. I specifically said "many of us are not being bias about this situation". Do you see any of us making up words that were never said? The only one here guilty of that is you."

    Close one rainman, except I wasn't quoting that part. I was quoting this part: "as you are not being unbiased at all and trying to spin the situation.."

    I already know your showing bias. I'm not disputing that because its clear as day.

    "And me? I defend him when I think people go out of their way to hate."

    No, no,no nononononono, you defend him whenever one single letter is quoted in the tiniest of lights against him which this was. Considering that this whole argument is based around a decision I thought was correct and have said that on multiple occasions.

    "Which by all indications that's what you are doing. And my defenses of him are based on facts - "

    No, no they're not. If they were this discussion wouldn't have gone on so long.

    "claiming he sits around and doesnt fight, yet he has fought more consistently than every champion but Jones and more than 80% of the rest of the UFC."

    Championing Silva in a completely irrelevant way as it has nothing to do with this discussion? No, you're not biased at all.

    "It's pure BS. That's why I argued with that, and that's why I'm arguing with you. "

    No, you're arguing because your man crush has the slightest of edge against him and you can't have that. You can't see a world where Silva passed up somebody, even if it was the best idea for the fans and for the UFC.

    "Just like your claims that your giving out scenarios that happened in real life. Except you are writing your own script of words that were never said. "

    Maybe, maybe Silva never addressed the situation. Maybe Dana never told the media he offered Silva Henderson for a rematch. Or maybe you Anderson just didn't wanna fight either at the time as there was no point.

    "And you are still in denial of something that is well known in the fight industry - a managers job is to get the best offer for each fight. Therefore it's common sense to take Soares's comments with a grind of salt."

    First off, its "grain of salt", but I'm not going to correct you on it as anybody who corrects grammar on a fucking MMA blog is a douche...

    Ok, yes Soares is a manager. Yes, Soares is paid to get the best deals for Anderson. No, it is not fair to completely discredit anything and everything he says because of this. It's incompetent. Soares says what's going on in Silva's head, and does what's best for Silva, period.

    "And once again, your final sentence is BS, because even Dana White said both of them are in the mix and he wasn't sure what was going to happen. I'll type it in all caps to stress the BS of your argument:

    NEITHER FIGHT WAS EVEN OFFERED TO SILVA AT THE TIME SOARES SAID THEY SHOULD HAVE A #1 CONTENDER, THAT WAS SAID POST FIGHT AFTER MARQUARDT BEAT MAIA.."

    This is factually inaccurate. Dana did say this, but its not the final quote/information from him on the situation. That is either what your missing, or just being a dick and glossing over it.
    Dana said to the media he offered the Henderson rematch as part of Dan's contract negotiations and Silva's next match (as Dan just scored the HL Bisping KO). In those same interviews he talked about asking Silva what he thought of a Marquardt rematch, and Silva said he thought he needed to fight Dan (and visa versa). This is exactly what happened, and it was the right thing to say as neither was looked at as true contenders at the time because of the way the first fight went for each.

    The fact that this happened, which it did, does nothing to diminish Silva. So there's no need to continue on blinding yourself to the reality of it.

    GET HIS BALLS OUT OF YOUR MOUTH .

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    I've wasted more than enough time responding to you, and your posts are getting longer and longer so responses are getting out of hand. So this will be my last one (in this topic at least). Feel free to have the last word, I'm sure you'll like that with the level of immaturity you are displaying.

    You accuse me of not providing any evidence? Actually I did. Your claims were he "turned down the fight between Henderson or Marquardt and said let them fight each other first".

    Heres the evidence (and reality, which apparently you lost a handle on). Look up the post fight comments from UFC 102. That's when the comments in question were mentioned. That's when Soares said they should fight each other first. This was immediately after the event!

    You like to twist words. Just like you once again twisted mine. Like what I said to you about "you know he would have fought him". You tell me you don't know that? THEN HOW COME YOU SAID IT SPECIFICALLY? Your the first one in this conversation that said he would fight the winner of the two. I was just following your own words. But apparently you talk to much you lose track of what you say.

    And I find it comical that you are putting on a front that you are providing an educated conversation here, but have to resort to childish insults and incessant spam-typing such as "NO nonononono". Going on to call me retarded? lol....

    Calm down there killer. Your blood pressure can't take it. By doing all that your not showing your educated, your not proving your right, your just making yourself look pathetic as you are obviously unable to communicate and conduct yourself in a debate without degrading the situation in to shit talking. If you were so sure of your side of the debate, why would you have to resort to that low of a level? Not capable of having a debate like an adult?

    Speaking of Silvas balls in anyones mouth, from your talk about "man crushes" and need to spit your 2 cents in every post negatively about him (even when he's doing what you claim he SHOULD have done in this post, which should have made you happy), he must have had his balls layin' in your mouth for awhile to get your panties in such a bunch. You know, they say that's how bi-curious males typically express their curiosity when they don't admit it to themselves - they displace it on to others through their own homophobic insults.

    You know what else douches do on MMA blogs? Talk shit when they aren't able to communicate their thoughts how they like.

    And I used to wonder why people have a problem with how you conduct yourself on here considering you are on the staff of this website. And you have the nerve to call me a douche? You just went out of your way to prove who the real douche is for all to see.

    STAY CLASSY!

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    "I've wasted more than enough time responding to you, and your posts are getting longer and longer so responses are getting out of hand. So this will be my last one (in this topic at least). Feel free to have the last word, I'm sure you'll like that with the level of immaturity you are displaying."

    Says the guy posting just to post the last word. Nice try.

    You accuse me of not providing any evidence? Actually I did. "Your claims were he "turned down the fight between Henderson or Marquardt and said let them fight each other first". "

    And you still haven't, as your timetable and series of events have been out of whack from the beginning.

    Heres the evidence (and reality, which apparently you lost a handle on). Look up the post fight comments from UFC 102. "That's when the comments in question were mentioned. That's when Soares said they should fight each other first. This was immediately after the event!"

    Yes, Soares said that. That was directly after Dana offered the Henderson fight to him and Silva. Something you continue to turn a blind eye towards.

    "You like to twist words. Just like you once again twisted mine. Like what I said to you about "you know he would have fought him". You tell me you don't know that? THEN HOW COME YOU SAID IT SPECIFICALLY? Your the first one in this conversation that said he would fight the winner of the two. I was just following your own words. But apparently you talk to much you lose track of what you say."

    Jesus. You make a comment about me twisting words around then are either to stupid to realize, or just don't care about being accurate to the information present that that quote was from Silva's camp. I never presented that as my own information. Just a quote/train of thought from Silva's camp.

    "And I find it comical that you are putting on a front that you are providing an educated conversation here, but have to resort to childish insults and incessant spam-typing such as "NO nonononono". Going on to call me retarded? lol...."

    Incessant spam typing? Like typing in all caps to try and make an ignorant point more cognizant?

    "Calm down there killer. Your blood pressure can't take it. By doing all that your not showing your educated, your not proving your right, your just making yourself look pathetic as you are obviously unable to communicate and conduct yourself in a debate without degrading the situation in to shit talking. If you were so sure of your side of the debate, why would you have to resort to that low of a level? Not capable of having a debate like an adult?"

    Oh, killer? You mean somebody looking out of sorts enough to begin a rebuttal with a grammar correction on forum? How bout somebody that ignores chain of events and prior posts on this website?

    This was never an intelligent debate, when you entered it. Sure, you offer some relative information on this site here and there but when the name Anderson Silva comes up you your bias has shown through since your first post on the subject. You're intelligence is effected by an inherent need to back him in any situation, no matter what the actual evidence is. Even if its a discussion on a duo of fights that he made the right choice in not taking.

    "Speaking of Silvas balls in anyones mouth, from your talk about "man crushes" and need to spit your 2 cents in every post negatively about him (even when he's doing what you claim he SHOULD have done in this post, which should have made you happy),"

    Ah, see here's where the rest of your informative posting falls apart. I've defended Silva at length when it comes being the best fighter to have graced a cage or ring in MMA. Whenever it comes to the questions about him or Fedor I've argued at length for him. You know the only times when I've gone against him (more like his fans that see him as some type of deification)? When incorrect information is spouted about him. Like, "he's taken on anybody the UFC has put in front of him". Which isn't correct.

    :he must have had his balls layin' in your mouth for awhile to get your panties in such a bunch. You know, they say that's how bi-curious males typically express their curiosity when they don't admit it to themselves - they displace it on to others through their own homophobic insults."

    Really? Know I didn't know that. You sure do a lot of research on bisexual and homosexual males. We are a very understanding place here at Lowkick. I was never meaning to insult you as a gay person, and if I did I apologize (just like I tried to apologized if you have a learning disability).

    I was more meaning to demean your intelligence level, your blatant disregard for reality, and your utter indifference to logic when it comes to one Anderson SIlva. That's all.

    "You know what else douches do on MMA blogs? Talk shit when they aren't able to communicate their thoughts how they like."

    Yes they do. Maybe that's why you threw a grammar error at me in the first part of your post above?

    However, as i said this was never meant to be a relative conversation when you entered it. You attempted to pick apart things I said, but you're just not quite there. Most of the things you mention were incorrectly quoted, or just make absolutely no sense. Then have the idiocy to claim I'm twisiting words.

    "And I used to wonder why people have a problem with how you conduct yourself on here considering you are on the staff of this website. And you have the nerve to call me a douche? You just went out of your way to prove who the real douche is for all to see."

    Oh, my god some people don't like me here?!? Oh, jeez! I can't believe it! Please everybody like me...

    I'm sorry, I'm not some of the more level headed staff here. When stupidity enters a debate with me, and brings the conversing down to unlikable levels I don't turn a blind eye and stay above it. I'll meet it head on, and get just as dirty.















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    you are wasting your time with EH. He confuses his own opinions with facts. There is just no talking to some who has an ego so fucked. It's the same boring shit day in, day out. each reply has the exact same template and the exact same 'weak' status.

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    Wow Finally some of you will rest your fingers.... The fight will happen.. Yet at the end I see Anderson destroying Weidman..

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    lfkjdr;kjdk;gjkljsklgjsklgjsflkgjra............. oh sorry, it's break time? 8P

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    Nothing will make them rest. They will just switch up when the time comes.

    If Silva wins they will say "Weidman never deserved a shot anyway, he's nowhere near Silvas level, the UFC is just feeding him another easy victory!". Acting like they weren't saying he should fight Weidman or Rockhold for the last 6 months.

    Sometime a hater just gota hate =p

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    At some point the spider will make a mistake or slow down....Its just a matter of time really.

    I just hope the fans see a fight, not a one sided quick ass beating.

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    Huh? Chris Overhyped-man is about to take a long nap.

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    Hey, dont talk about Hymens here.

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    i cant wait till anderson shuts up this guy

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    Anderson Silva is my favourite active fighter and I think he is the GOAt... saying that I am still very worried about this match-up.

    No doubt Silva is the better fighter but styles make fights

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    Everytime I see someone type GOAT in a Silva thread, I picture his SHEEP 8P 8D

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    @ Keith

    I agree and the list of legends he's destroyed to become the G.O.A.T. is amazing.

    ...cough...cough.

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    Not in that way of course lol

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    WIll not be picking a winner here.

    After the Chael fight I said I wouldn't be picking against Silva, so that will negate me from picking Weidman.

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    You know, at times I have really been annoyed by the Spider. I like GSP better as a person, I appreciate his fighting style even though it's not as exciting as Silva's and I think he's had to face tougher competition.

    But 'liking' someone's personality is secondary. It's still about fighting. Whatever I imagine I know about who Anderson is doesn't stop me from ranking him at the top of the p4p list.

    And I have to admit, Sivla has had some really cool moments lately. The Kill Bill thing in the beer commercial. Defending Chael when people booed him after the 2nd win. And now, fighting a young phenom everyone said he was avoiding.

    I thought we might have to wait until December to see Silva fight Cung Le. Credit where credit is due.

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    @ Crane

    Give credit where credit is due? He hasn't defended his title in a year and he was ducking Weidman, by saying he wasn't popular enough. He did that for the better part of a year.

    I'm sorry. I understand what you're saying about skill and all that, but a real champion, particularly one ranked on a P4P list hast to be more active than Silva has been and you're spot on about his competition. Particularly relative to other champs on the list. Lets face facts, his record his peppered with less than noteworthy challenges. I'm not saying that still doesn't mean the best, but it does mean he's fought a lot of dog or been in a few lousy fights.

    I'm glad to see him back, but I can't give him any credit for doing his job.

    It will be funny if GSP climbs back into the ring a third time by July, coming off of a year layoff due to injury, when Silva could only accomplish the same task once and while healthy.

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    Wow! That only took a year. Literally.

    One title defense in a year...win or lose, it's pathetic. One has to ask the question, did the clock corner him into taking the fight?

    All a moot point, now. The "hero" of The UFC is back.

    I'm picking Weidman for a number of reasons, but maybe the biggest is, because should he win, he will defend the title more than once a year and I don't think Uncle Dana will have to jump through hoops or go through any "process" for having to get Weidman to defend the belt. If for no other reason, a Weidman victory would be welcomed and seen as good news, by me.

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    MMATruth said "Wow! That only took a year. Literally."

    Im sure it did, but I refused to read that entire book posted on this page from a bunch of people arguing lmao
    I know what you meant Truth, I was taking advantage of the situation like a good achiever does. 8))

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    Would you idiots show some respect to the greatest fighter in the history of MMA. You don't realize that this is the type of man you will be telling your grand kids about. Who else that Forrest Griffin fought embarassed and outclassed him like Silva did? Who else in his career knocked out Vitor Belfort with a vicious head kick? Who else destroyed Rich Franklin in his prime twice? You can diss the quality of opponents Silva has fought all you want but it will never discredit his greatness. Bonnar had never been stopped in his career except for doctor stoppages and Silva TKO's him with a body shot? You want to discredit him? MORON!

    The fact is he cleaned out his division and theres not much left but 'slim pickins' for him to fight. I wouldn't feel the need to fight 3 times a year either, he's earned it moreso than any other fighter in history. Stop complaining like bitches and show this man the respect he deserves.

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    Silva has plenty of respect, even from the so called haters. It is more his faggotty fan boys who see an Ali shuffle here and there and some goading of opponents combined with some great finishes and think Silva is without doubt the greatest MMA fighter there's ever been.

    Someone else has said Silva has more holes in his game than other divisional champs and that is true. His dstriking is unsurpassed in MMA but that doesn't make him the best fighter there is.

    You could easily argue that Jones has accomplished more in the last 2 years in terms of quality wins than Silva has his entire career.

    You could argue Aldo accomplished more in one win over Edgar than Silva has n 90% of his career.

    The fact is that Silva (regardless of reasons) has not consistently been fighting world class opponents. You can say it isn't his fault MW division is weak but then he goes to LHW and fights a bum and a retired low tier gate keeper, and having watched that fight back many times, I am convinced Bonnar took a dive in that fight.

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    This is the most ignorant post I have ever seen on this site.

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    The length of posts on this page, proves a human's ego is bigger than the inherent intellect given by the creator.

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    That's why I removed myself from the situation =) Shouldn't have wasted so much time.

    But lesson learned, won't happen again now that I know what to expect from him. It's a shame he makes the site look bad being on the staff. But I realized now he'll make his own bed and need to sleep in it.

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    lol, Evan gets carried away sometimes 8))

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    yup i fell for it once. his ego is in orbit and you can never communicate with someone like that.

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