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grappler0000
11/12/12 4:12:07PM
When Anderson Silva knocked Stephan Bonnar into retirement in early October, it was believed that the UFC had bypassed a key hurdle on the way to a Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre super fight. The last obstacle will come on Nov. 17, when GSP faces Carlos Condit. With a St-Pierre win, there would be no major contender issues, and talk could finally turn to financial matters in putting together what would clearly be one of the biggest money fights in mixed martial arts history.

But in the final days before St-Pierre vs. Condit, expectations may have to be tempered. In a Monday interview with Tatame, Silva said that he has no plans to challenge St-Pierre after the completion of UFC 154, and furthermore said that he did not expect to fight again until the end of 2013...

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Budgellism
11/12/12 4:13:40PM
Bubbles
11/12/12 4:26:26PM
who's ducking who now? At least he's not milking some minor injury. Still a lame reason to take a year off.

Bisping/Belfort winner vs Weidman/Boetsch winner for the interim MW title? Winner of that fights Silva at the end of the year since we all know interim champions is a fancy way of saying #1 contender that will wait 8 months to fight
DrivenDavies15
11/12/12 4:58:43PM
Wtf I wasn't aware champions could take time off for movie rolls Save that shit for when you're retired. I would be choked if I was Dana, he`s holding up a division that has a lot of top contenders, I just think taking over a year off with a pretty lame excuse seems pointless to me.
george112
11/12/12 5:13:56PM
Imagine that


The older he gets the more a loss wont look so bad
ghandikush
11/12/12 5:24:15PM

Posted by george112

Imagine that


The older he gets the more a loss wont look so bad



No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.
Bubbles
11/12/12 5:35:52PM

Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?
BuffaloDave
11/12/12 6:02:45PM

Also noteworthy about the Silva situation is that the 37-year-old has two fights left on his current contract and could be angling for a lucrative extension, especially with a huge-money fight a possibility.


Just like the end of the article stated, I think that is exactly what he doing.

By saying he is taking all this time off, it's just gonna get Zuffa to throw more money at him to comeback sooner, either for the stupid GSP fight, or to actually defend his title.
ghandikush
11/12/12 6:11:47PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?



You know it, dont lie

Thats why he went to two decisions against pure Jitz guys. Anderson cant stand BJJ guys because pressing them equals getting taken down. In this case its the first time since Yushin Okami that a BJJ badass will have the tools to press Anderson AND sub him/mount etc.

Thats why he's ducking my friends. I highly doubt anyone gives more than two shits about an Anderson Silva movie. He already made it clear he's getting fat and training future superstars after retirement. Not gonna be a 40 year old bruce Lee imo, not pretty enough and cant speak English... and that god awful high pitch...

He sounds like Chael SHOULD sound after pounding the Juice since age 6.....














......
SpiderSilva
11/12/12 6:43:51PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?



You know it, dont lie

Thats why he went to two decisions against pure Jitz guys. Anderson cant stand BJJ guys because pressing them equals getting taken down. In this case its the first time since Yushin Okami that a BJJ badass will have the tools to press Anderson AND sub him/mount etc.

Thats why he's ducking my friends. I highly doubt anyone gives more than two shits about an Anderson Silva movie. He already made it clear he's getting fat and training future superstars after retirement. Not gonna be a 40 year old bruce Lee imo, not pretty enough and cant speak English... and that god awful high pitch...

He sounds like Chael SHOULD sound after pounding the Juice since age 6.....














......



No need to be Bruce Lee when he is the Greatest DEFENDING champion in MMA history. I think it's good he is taking time off to get shit together before he retires. All the Weidman talk needs to stop when Bisping beats Vitor that should make him #1 cause it's pretty clear he fights WAY better comp than Weidman. Oh he beat one guy and should be fighting for the title Oh and Weidman is NO GSP hell he is no Bisping when it comes to having a name.

He is ducking no one he is probably getting his body used to a lighter weight to fight GSP. Cause we all know GSP won't fight for at least another 6 months.
FastKnockout
11/12/12 6:47:05PM
Take his belt. Not trying to hate on the guy or anything but if he's intentionally sitting out almost a full year then there's no reason he should hold the belt.
SpiderSilva
11/12/12 6:57:02PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Take his belt. Not trying to hate on the guy or anything but if he's intentionally sitting out almost a full year then there's no reason he should hold the belt.



The UFC has enough talent that he can wiat to fight a clear #1. It's pretty obvious there is no one that has stepped out of the pack. Bisping IMO is clearly trying the hardest to do that though.
TeamDEY
11/12/12 7:00:30PM
Why would he attend the event if he didn't plan to challenge GSP? I mean no really good middleweights are fighting and its all the way in Canada. The card itself isn't even that great. I think Silva is just pulling our leg.
jae_1833
11/12/12 7:03:25PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Take his belt. Not trying to hate on the guy or anything but if he's intentionally sitting out almost a full year then there's no reason he should hold the belt.


I agree....this is why we have Interim Champs, a good belt would be the winners of Weiman vs Botsch and Bisping vs Belfort.
ghandikush
11/12/12 7:06:13PM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?



You know it, dont lie

Thats why he went to two decisions against pure Jitz guys. Anderson cant stand BJJ guys because pressing them equals getting taken down. In this case its the first time since Yushin Okami that a BJJ badass will have the tools to press Anderson AND sub him/mount etc.

Thats why he's ducking my friends. I highly doubt anyone gives more than two shits about an Anderson Silva movie. He already made it clear he's getting fat and training future superstars after retirement. Not gonna be a 40 year old bruce Lee imo, not pretty enough and cant speak English... and that god awful high pitch...

He sounds like Chael SHOULD sound after pounding the Juice since age 6.....














......



No need to be Bruce Lee when he is the Greatest DEFENDING champion in MMA history. I think it's good he is taking time off to get shit together before he retires. All the Weidman talk needs to stop when Bisping beats Vitor that should make him #1 cause it's pretty clear he fights WAY better comp than Weidman. Oh he beat one guy and should be fighting for the title Oh and Weidman is NO GSP hell he is no Bisping when it comes to having a name.

He is ducking no one he is probably getting his body used to a lighter weight to fight GSP. Cause we all know GSP won't fight for at least another 6 months.



I think Bisping could win a title shot but its no convincing a single person on earth that Bisping will survive any longer than Yushin.... Give him the shot I'd love Anderson to get a freebie for his 11th def.
FastKnockout
11/12/12 8:05:10PM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by FastKnockout

Take his belt. Not trying to hate on the guy or anything but if he's intentionally sitting out almost a full year then there's no reason he should hold the belt.



The UFC has enough talent that he can wiat to fight a clear #1. It's pretty obvious there is no one that has stepped out of the pack. Bisping IMO is clearly trying the hardest to do that though.



If you wait too long you'll have contenders sitting on the sidelines or knocking each other off. Most of these guys are only 1-2 fights away at the most. If Bisping beats Belfort IMO he's deserving of a shot and you can already make a case for Weidman but at worst all he needs is one more win. There's usually no positive outcome when your champion sits out a full year.
kingsmasher
11/12/12 8:57:03PM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?



You know it, dont lie

Thats why he went to two decisions against pure Jitz guys. Anderson cant stand BJJ guys because pressing them equals getting taken down. In this case its the first time since Yushin Okami that a BJJ badass will have the tools to press Anderson AND sub him/mount etc.

Thats why he's ducking my friends. I highly doubt anyone gives more than two shits about an Anderson Silva movie. He already made it clear he's getting fat and training future superstars after retirement. Not gonna be a 40 year old bruce Lee imo, not pretty enough and cant speak English... and that god awful high pitch...

He sounds like Chael SHOULD sound after pounding the Juice since age 6.....














......



No need to be Bruce Lee when he is the Greatest DEFENDING champion in MMA history. I think it's good he is taking time off to get shit together before he retires. All the Weidman talk needs to stop when Bisping beats Vitor that should make him #1 cause it's pretty clear he fights WAY better comp than Weidman. Oh he beat one guy and should be fighting for the title Oh and Weidman is NO GSP hell he is no Bisping when it comes to having a name.

He is ducking no one he is probably getting his body used to a lighter weight to fight GSP. Cause we all know GSP won't fight for at least another 6 months.




Wow you are clueless when it comes to evaluating MMA talent...

Plain and Simple great wrestling and very good BJJ is a recipe for greatness in any division but especially in a division with a guy who cant depend a takedown..Weidman will sub Silva or beat teh brakes off his bald head with nasty GnP...Elbow city...

Lets not fool ourselves...Chael is a puppet for the UFC and his GNP has alot to be desired...

The Bisping and Weidman fight could look a lot like Guida and Maynard....With Bisping sticking a pitter patter punch and doing lots of running...Bisping will get subbed too..

Let sissy boy take a year off and then let his homers say hes not in his prime or better yet if I know Silva he will say he was injured and took the fight anyway when he gets a beatdown..
FastKnockout
11/12/12 9:11:05PM
"Wow you are clueless when it comes to evaluating MMA talent"

Let's be serious here. You're the last guy who needs to accuse someone of being clueless.
BuffaloDave
11/12/12 9:18:50PM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by SpiderSilva

No need to be Bruce Lee when he is the Greatest DEFENDING champion in MMA history. I think it's good he is taking time off to get shit together before he retires. All the Weidman talk needs to stop when Bisping beats Vitor that should make him #1 cause it's pretty clear he fights WAY better comp than Weidman. Oh he beat one guy and should be fighting for the titleOh and Weidman is NO GSP hell he is no Bisping when it comes to having a name.

He is ducking no one he is probably getting his body used to a lighter weight to fight GSP. Cause we all know GSP won't fight for at least another 6 months.




Wow you are clueless when it comes to evaluating MMA talent...

Plain and Simple great wrestling and very good BJJ is a recipe for greatness in any division but especially in a division with a guy who cant depend a takedown..Weidman will sub Silva or beat teh brakes off his bald head with nasty GnP...Elbow city...

Lets not fool ourselves...Chael is a puppet for the UFC and his GNP has alot to be desired...

The Bisping and Weidman fight could look a lot like Guida and Maynard....With Bisping sticking a pitter patter punch and doing lots of running...Bisping will get subbed too..

Let sissy boy take a year off and then let his homers say hes not in his prime or better yet if I know Silva he will say he was injured and took the fight anyway when he gets a beatdown..



I figured I would bold that part for since you are quick to jump on someone again, he never said Weidman wasn't good, just that he doesn't have name value of GSP or Bisping, so once again, you have a useless rant. Just so quick to rush to defend teh Weidman.

Question - How can Andee duck Weidman when, Weidman hasn't been given a title shot??
kopower
11/12/12 10:01:09PM

Weidman will sub Silva or beat teh brakes off his bald head with nasty GnP...Elbow city...


Two things.

Number one. Classic kingsmasher post.

Second. I'd love to see Weidman beat the brakes off Silva. Who knows. If Andy's serious about taking a year off, that gives Chris more time to refine his craft. If he can tighten up his striking, he has all the tools to beat Silva.
prozacnation1978
11/12/12 10:08:17PM
I doubt it.
He needs to defend his belt
If weidman wins he is hands down number one contender
You don't win 6 in a row and not be in mention for a title shot

Christ cote beat 4 Ufc cans and got a title shot
BuffaloDave
11/12/12 10:21:45PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

I doubt it.
He needs to defend his belt
If weidman wins he is hands down number one contender
You don't win 6 in a row and not be in mention for a title shot

Christ cote beat 4 Ufc cans and got a title shot



Unless your name is Jon Fitch.
jae_1833
11/12/12 11:29:04PM
Damn, Kingsmasher is about to win my vote for biggest nuthugger......currently it's Chael_Sonnen but your coming along nicely.
bjj1605
11/13/12 12:04:20AM

Posted by kingsmasher
Weidman will sub Silva or beat teh brakes off his bald head with nasty GnP...Elbow city...




Do you do that on purpose?? It really is way too common to be an accident.


Anyway, I can't defend Silva here. There is no good excuse for a champ to take a year off.

I think he's probably just waiting for them to throw more money at him though. I doubt he will actually take this layoff.

He's a good negotiator. He said he wouldn't fight Jones and then Dana came out and said "he will when he sees how much money I'm offering." Now he suddenly wants the fight. It's all just a game.
george112
11/13/12 12:21:36AM
Anderson is not a peoples champ. He is a money champ. Always trying to make more.

GOAT? Yeah Greatest at milking his championship.

Strip him of the title I say. Have Bisping fight whomever they see fit for the title. If Anderson wants it back then he will have to fight for it
ghandikush
11/13/12 1:22:25AM

Posted by george112

Anderson is not a peoples champ. He is a money champ. Always trying to make more.

GOAT? Yeah Greatest at milking his championship.

Strip him of the title I say. Have Bisping fight whomever they see fit for the title. If Anderson wants it back then he will have to fight for it



^^ This is funny. Hes not really a money champ. He WILL get paid, be sure of that. Anderson wants to secure an unbeatable legacy which includes two things, not losing, and big names to beat.
Budgellism
11/13/12 1:55:19AM

Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?



You know it, dont lie

Thats why he went to two decisions against pure Jitz guys. Anderson cant stand BJJ guys because pressing them equals getting taken down. In this case its the first time since Yushin Okami that a BJJ badass will have the tools to press Anderson AND sub him/mount etc.

Thats why he's ducking my friends. I highly doubt anyone gives more than two shits about an Anderson Silva movie. He already made it clear he's getting fat and training future superstars after retirement. Not gonna be a 40 year old bruce Lee imo, not pretty enough and cant speak English... and that god awful high pitch...

He sounds like Chael SHOULD sound after pounding the Juice since age 6.....














......


All the Weidman talk needs to stop when Bisping beats Vitor that should make him #1 cause it's pretty clear he fights WAY better comp than Weidman. Oh he beat one guy and should be fighting for the title Oh and Weidman is NO GSP hell he is no Bisping when it comes to having a name.



I'm sorry man but that's crazy...
Manak
11/13/12 2:35:52AM
who cares, andy always says crap like this then ends up getting booked for fight. wasn't he already suppose to have retired like 3 times already. prb just trying to more money or just pull everyone's leg so he can call out GSP....


and weidman subbing andy is idiotic, the only thing andy has shown a weakness in is takedown defense. and andy on the ground has shown to be lethal, just ask the 3 guys to get him on the mat lutter, hendo, & chael. of course all 3 had different ways of doing it but just saying, the 3 guys who ever got andy on the ground got subbed.
BigBadAl
11/13/12 9:04:54AM

Posted by kingsmasher


Posted by SpiderSilva


Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Bubbles


Posted by ghandikush

No, he's hoping like shit that his wrinkly ass can duck Weidman. No way Weidman sits out a year.


teh kingsmasher, is this your dupe account?



You know it, dont lie

Thats why he went to two decisions against pure Jitz guys. Anderson cant stand BJJ guys because pressing them equals getting taken down. In this case its the first time since Yushin Okami that a BJJ badass will have the tools to press Anderson AND sub him/mount etc.

Thats why he's ducking my friends. I highly doubt anyone gives more than two shits about an Anderson Silva movie. He already made it clear he's getting fat and training future superstars after retirement. Not gonna be a 40 year old bruce Lee imo, not pretty enough and cant speak English... and that god awful high pitch...

He sounds like Chael SHOULD sound after pounding the Juice since age 6.....














......



No need to be Bruce Lee when he is the Greatest DEFENDING champion in MMA history. I think it's good he is taking time off to get shit together before he retires. All the Weidman talk needs to stop when Bisping beats Vitor that should make him #1 cause it's pretty clear he fights WAY better comp than Weidman. Oh he beat one guy and should be fighting for the title Oh and Weidman is NO GSP hell he is no Bisping when it comes to having a name.

He is ducking no one he is probably getting his body used to a lighter weight to fight GSP. Cause we all know GSP won't fight for at least another 6 months.




Wow you are clueless when it comes to evaluating MMA talent...

Plain and Simple great wrestling and very good BJJ is a recipe for greatness in any division but especially in a division with a guy who cant depend a takedown..Weidman will sub Silva or beat teh brakes off his bald head with nasty GnP...Elbow city...

Lets not fool ourselves...Chael is a puppet for the UFC and his GNP has alot to be desired...

The Bisping and Weidman fight could look a lot like Guida and Maynard....With Bisping sticking a pitter patter punch and doing lots of running...Bisping will get subbed too..

Let sissy boy take a year off and then let his homers say hes not in his prime or better yet if I know Silva he will say he was injured and took the fight anyway when he gets a beatdown..



Not sure if this is worth replying to but I will anyway.

How can you talk about being clueless at evaluating MMA talent when right after you go on to trash the most dominant fighter in MMA history, with a perfect record in the UFC spanning years? Silva may get taken down sometimes but when he does he sub's the person foolish enough to try it. I know Weidman looks a contender but the way you carry on as if it's a given that he will beat Silva is insane.

IMO put Weidman in a cage with Silva right now and Weidman get's taught a lesson like a naughty schoolboy. He'd walk out of that cage looking average.
bjj1605
11/13/12 9:13:47AM

Posted by BigBadAl


How can you talk about being clueless at evaluating MMA talent when right after you go on to trash the most dominant fighter in MMA history, with a perfect record in the UFC spanning years? Silva may get taken down sometimes but when he does he sub's the person foolish enough to try it. I know Weidman looks a contender but the way you carry on as if it's a given that he will beat Silva is insane.

IMO put Weidman in a cage with Silva right now and Weidman get's taught a lesson like a naughty schoolboy. He'd walk out of that cage looking average.



I pretty much agree with this. I'm not really interested in arguing about the future because there is no way to prove I'm right.

But I expect that when Weidman finally does fight Anderson, it will be a humbling experience.

Wediman is not a better contender than Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Yushin Okami, or Nate Marquardt.

He's a good up and coming fighter but nothing more. After Anderson destroys him he will go back into the division and be properly tested and given time to work out the kinks in his game. Honestly its a shame that he's being talked about for a title shot this soon. It would be better in the long term for his career if he waited a while.
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