Originally Posted by Flea Man
Weidman isn't ready yet. Even though I think he could beat Silva now.
Lawlor, Maia, Munoz is good, but add a Belcher, Bisping or Boetsch to the list and that's four quality wins in a row. That's title shot worthy and builds momentum for Weidman, and more interest for the fans.
Weidman has wins over two guys who were recognized as MW contenders and ranked in the top ten. That's better than most of the rest of the field in the Middleweight division. Bisping, Belcher and Stann have never beaten any ranked opponents at MW, yet they're considered to be top ten fighters. Belfort got his title shot after beating Terry Martin and Matt Lindland at 85.
Considering that Silva's had title defenses against the likes of Lutter, Leites and Cote, I don't see what Weidman has left to prove before getting a shot.