Vitor Belfort vs Chris Weidman? 'The Phenom' gunning for an 'All American' showdown

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sparky
7/17/12 8:24:53PM

Posted by prophecy033

If Vitor loses, imo it won't be by sub. We forget that he's a Gracie Blackbelt because his standup oasis good. Not saying it won't happen but I feel its unlikely



I hear ya brother if Weidman did manage to tap Belfort I would put my money on the guillotine. His Guillotine is fierce and Belfort has fell victim to it before, but it wouldnt surprise me at all if Belfort doesnt get tapped
kopower
7/17/12 8:41:50PM

Posted by pmoney

I like this match for Weidman as well. He has beaten everyone he has faced rather effortlessly, in my opinion. The only reason I would like Weidman to take this fight first is because he is so young. His case for a title shot is already strong, but I don't think fighting Anderson Silva for your tenth fight is a good move.

Give him Vitor or Belcher. If he passes either test, he would have to be fighting for the title next year.



prophecy033
7/17/12 9:05:49PM

Posted by frizzzlecake


Prophecy033- I wasn't talking about this forum moreless I have seen on other forums, that a lot of people think Weidman isn't ready.

oh, gotcha
TeamDEY
7/17/12 9:42:32PM
Vitor has a pretty solid ground game, I don't think he'd get F'ed up. Vitor takes this one.
kingsmasher
7/18/12 1:43:24PM
Weidman I said it before Weidman will own the division just like Jon Jones does...great wrestling with BJJ is the key to owning a division...Also Weidman has pretty good reach advantage to give him a greater edge and he can take a shot...

Weidman will walk through SIlva and Belfort...Their styles are washed up...Silva has had the advantage of a division that hasnt had anyone well rounded..Sonnen can wrestle but kinda suxs on top...Never goes for a sub...Munoz could prolly beat Silva cause he actually does do GNP...

Weidman is a rare fighter like Bones...The division is done...
BuffaloDave
7/18/12 3:44:32PM

Posted by kingsmasher

Weidman I said it before Weidman will own the division just like Jon Jones does...great wrestling with BJJ is the key to owning a division...Also Weidman has pretty good reach advantage to give him a greater edge and he can take a shot...

Weidman will walk through SIlva and Belfort...Their styles are washed up...Silva has had the advantage of a division that hasnt had anyone well rounded..Sonnen can wrestle but kinda suxs on top...Never goes for a sub...Munoz could prolly beat Silva cause he actually does do GNP...

Weidman is a rare fighter like Bones...The division is done...



What teh heck are you talking about with Sonnen on top, You don't remember him subbing Stann last Oct.??


lll-lll
7/18/12 4:48:44PM
I wouldnt do this match up at all. Let Belfort fight Lombard. Although IMO he is a mental midget, Belfort is a bad style match up for Weidman. Belfort is a relic that will never be worth watching vs Anderson again. He god completely out classed last time. Not saying he would for sure win, btu I wouldnt take the risk.
babalu46
7/18/12 6:26:54PM

Posted by BuffaloDave


Posted by kingsmasher

Weidman I said it before Weidman will own the division just like Jon Jones does...great wrestling with BJJ is the key to owning a division...Also Weidman has pretty good reach advantage to give him a greater edge and he can take a shot...

Weidman will walk through SIlva and Belfort...Their styles are washed up...Silva has had the advantage of a division that hasnt had anyone well rounded..Sonnen can wrestle but kinda suxs on top...Never goes for a sub...Munoz could prolly beat Silva cause he actually does do GNP...

Weidman is a rare fighter like Bones...The division is done...



What teh heck are you talking about with Sonnen on top, You don't remember him subbing Stann last Oct.??





Great point BuffaloDave i've seen kingsmasher promoting Weidman in the build up to last weeks fight and I have to admit you make some very good points such as great wrestling and BJJ is key but I think you may be getting a little carried away with yourself here. He has an incredible base to work with and there is no doubting his potential but i'm not as sold on him as you are obviously he could prove me wrong but I don't believe the division is done.

Calling Silvas style washed up when he is undefeated with a legit finish in 7 and a half years is just mind blowing personally.
bjj1605
7/18/12 6:31:05PM

Posted by prophecy033

If Vitor loses, imo it won't be by sub. We forget that he's a Gracie Blackbelt because his standup is so good. Not saying it won't happen but I feel its unlikely



There are plenty of people who doubt whether Vitor is a "true blackbelt."

Personally I've never seen really high quality grappling from him.
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