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Dana White says Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman is 'closer than people think'

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In an effort to appeal for contendership, Weidman met with UFC president Dana White on Friday before UFC On Fox 6. Tuesday, on UFC Tonight, Dana gave some details from his talk with Weidman:

"ople think. I actually thought that Weidman was going to be out a lot longer than he was because of his injury, but he's healed up pretty well and he'll be ready to start training in a couple of months. So we're looking at a couple of different options, some options we like, and Weidman is one of them."

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Post #1   1/29/13 11:50:45PM   

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It's weidman or evans in July

Post #2   1/30/13 12:26:09AM   

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As much as I want to see Weidman fight Silva, I think he should take one more fight after his layoff. I think he has the tools to pull off the upset but you want to be as close to 100% as possible when you're facing arguably the p4p champ. If Rashad is willing to make the cut after his fight this weekend then that would be a good fight.

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Post #3   1/30/13 1:17:48AM   

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I know this is off topic and pertains more to a different post, but I met Weidman and Bader once, and both were really cool, especially Weidman. The guy was real down to earth, friendly and not cocky at all. I hope he gets his shot and wins.

Post #4   1/30/13 8:57:00AM   

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it's times like this where I wish teh kingsmasher was still here

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Posted by Bubbles

it's times like this where I wish teh kingsmasher was still here



HAHAHAHA. Me too.

They should just get this shit booked already.

Post #6   1/30/13 10:04:34AM   

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I think I heard Dana say something about having an opponent for Silva, but that they're just waiting on something. I took that as they are waiting for Evans to beat Lil Nog so he can drop down, and that a loss might nix that idea, but that's just what I read into it as.

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Posted by cowcatcher

I think I heard Dana say something about having an opponent for Silva, but that they're just waiting on something. I took that as they are waiting for Evans to beat Lil Nog so he can drop down, and that a loss might nix that idea, but that's just what I read into it as.



I think you're probably right but am I the only one who thinks you should have to win a fight at the weight class before you get a title shot? It's getting a little silly. Just in the past couple months we've seen Vitor, Chael, and Frankie get title shots before fighting at that weight.

Post #8   1/30/13 11:41:31AM   

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Posted by cowcatcher

I think I heard Dana say something about having an opponent for Silva, but that they're just waiting on something. I took that as they are waiting for Evans to beat Lil Nog so he can drop down, and that a loss might nix that idea, but that's just what I read into it as.



I think you're probably right but am I the only one who thinks you should have to win a fight at the weight class before you get a title shot? It's getting a little silly. Just in the past couple months we've seen Vitor, Chael, and Frankie get title shots before fighting at that weight.

to be fair vitor and chael have fought at that weight class, but i get what u mean. the ufc has definitely been going with name recognition over actual fight stats for their title matchups lately...

Post #9   1/30/13 11:45:53AM   

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i hope its evans. evans vs silva would be a great fight. the buildup would be great too

Post #10   1/30/13 12:58:04PM   

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it needs to happen. i'm tired of silva screwing around outside his weight class. weidman, then vitor rematch, then rashad evans, after that silva has my permission to retire

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Posted by Bubbles

it's times like this where I wish teh kingsmasher was still here



What happened to him? Ban?

Post #12   1/30/13 4:09:07PM