Posted by sbulldavid
Honestly most of the you guys didn't know who Weidman was before he came to the UFC, or that Anderson Silva feller. He's not top 5 or anything like that but he is definitely top10 based on ability, I have no idea what his chin is like or if his hands will ever improve, but he is far and away the best wrestler in MMA and has a solid chance of grapple fucking anybody.
In fairness Weidman had 4 fights before his UFC debut, one against a certain Uriah Hall, so he was basically an unkown in most MMA circles. Anderson Silva I would say would of been well know to many MMA fans of a certain age before his UFC debut due to his Pride/Cage Rage days ( great fight with Lee Murray).
My take on it is that Askren is outside the top 10 fighters, he is, and this is just my opinion behind the following
The thing is he is very unlikely to test himself against the elite in the UFC due to his war of words with Dana White,and the fact he only seems to get noticed for calling UFC fighters out and not for his unexciting style of fighting, that Dana has stated many times he does not like