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View Poll Results: Who should A. Silva fight next?
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #61
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#ing A', the Best Middleweights in the World.

But, 10 Title defenses and 16 wins against the best group of Mixed Martial Artist out there is not enough for some. Comparisons to JJ are already happening, and expect even more after JJ fights Chael Sonnen....
The fact Spider has already beaten Sonnen twice should help them maintain some perspective after Jones is finished with him
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:33 PM   #62
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A super fight is a brewin', complain all you want over JJ v Sonnen, but show me a #1 Contender first.

Chris Weidman can't return until at least May, and will have been on his ass for a year by that time.... Someone explain to me why a fighter whose been inactive for a year deserves a Title Fight? I don't think Anderson Silva will have a date until after JJ v Sonnen.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #63
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A super fight is a brewin', complain all you want over JJ v Sonnen, but show me a #1 Contender first.

Chris Weidman can't return until at least May, and will have been on his ass for a year by that time.... Someone explain to me why a fighter whose been inactive for a year deserves a Title Fight? I don't think Anderson Silva will have a date until after JJ v Sonnen.
You are obviously pointing at a Spider vs Jones 'superfight'.

Where would a mega-upset Sonnen win over Jones leave the UFC?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #64
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Anderson Silva's manager: Not interested in Chris Weidman but maybe Cung Le

By Nate Wilcox on Jan 26, 10:49a


According to manager Ed Soares, UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva has no interest in fighting contender Chris Weidman but might be interested in facing Cung Le.

Anderson Silva's manager Ed Soares spoke to Cage Fanatic and shared some thoughts about Silva's next opponent (transcribed by MMA Mania):

"(Silva's next fight) is still up in the air man, we don't know who that is, you know, unfortunately Bisping lost which was a big thing but, you know, I'm not too sure. I'm not too sure who could be next, I mean there's a few names out there but I think nothing really stable. There's been a few guys who - you know we want to fight someone who has a little bit of a name, someone that has as big of a name as possible and that's on a winning record or a winning run right now. So, I mean right now it seems like most of the guys with names have had losses very recently. So, when I think about it, like the only thing that comes to mind and I don't even know if that would be a possible fight is, you know, like Cung Le is coming off of three wins or something like that where he's got a little bit of a name, but I mean it's really hard in that division because it's so evenly matched all the opponents on any given day one of those guys can beat each other, so you know, once again whoever the UFC decided we're in.

"I think Chris Weidman, not to take anything away from who he is as a fighter, I think he's a phenomenal fighter but I think I would like to see Anderson fight someone that's a little bit more recognized. I mean I don't think Anderson has anything to gain from that fight other than beating a super tough, unknown guy. He's a phenomenal talent and no disrespect to his fighting abilities, but we would like to fight somebody with a little more recognition and maybe Weidman is maybe a fight or two away, you know what I mean? In hopefully building up that, you know, his following a little bit.

"What is there to gain from us to beat him? Really, I mean I ask you what is there for us to beat him? He's going into that fight, most people, the general public are like ‘Oh Anderson is just fighting some guy named Weidman from New York, you know, he's going to walk through him.' So, if he doesn't walk through him, there's really nothing to gain other than another win and money in his pocket, so I think at this point in his career we need to take fights that make sense. And not that Weidman - once again not taking any credibility away from his as a fighter, he's a phenomenal fighter and I think it will be a good match up, but I just think he - he's been out of fighting for a little bit, you know he's been fighting some injuries. You know ask random people that watch the sport and ask them who Chris Weidman is and see what percentage will know who he is."


I'm sure this isn't going to be a crowd pleaser.
Is Silva ducking Weidman?
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #65
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Yes

The game dont wait...
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #66
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I'm not convinced, but he comes as a high risk low reward. I would do the same for my fighter at this stage in his career. GSP v Diaz is good matchmaking too. Maybe some see it in him, but Weidman hasn't "kicked the door down" like JJ.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #67
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****ing brilliant

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:11 PM   #68
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It don't do it.

Wait, that is.

The game, I mean.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:13 PM   #69
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Silva fought Bonner, Belfort and Sonnen, ducks Jones and Wiedman = The game dont wait...doesnt it Rob?
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From what I've heard, it don't.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:17 PM   #71
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Ahhh yeah, Silva/GSP right

The game dont wait
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #72
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Anderson Silva v GSP is a dream match, and JJ v Sonnen hasn't taken place yet.

I don't know about the rest of you, but these are the fights that I want to see Anderson Silva in the most! Like I said, if it's a MW defense Luke Rockhold is the man.
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The game dont wait, let's fight Cung Le

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #74
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The game dont wait, let's fight Cung Le

Do you mock Fedor too?
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We are not laughing at any fighter, just you
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