UFC middlweight fighter Chris “The All American” Weidman is coming off a huge TKO victory over Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel 4, which to many has put him at the top of the division or perhaps next for a title shot against Anderson Silva.
Not so fast though, former Bellator Champ Hector Lombard was inked by the UFC in a goal to compete with the big dogs at 185. Lombard has won 24 of his last 25 MMA bouts (1 of the fights being a Draw) and is expected to face Tim Boetsch this upcoming weekend at UFC 149. A win for the Cuban fighter would most likely put him first in line against “The Spider”, a step ahead of Weidman. Nonetheless, “The All American” is willing to wait his turn as he strongly feels that not only will he beat Silva but he’ll also be able to “finish him.”
From Chris Weidman:
“My manager has talked to Joe Silva and all of them. And supposedly they actually really want me to fight Anderson. The question is, will Anderson fight me? I think that’s what it’s coming down to. When is Anderson going to be ready to fight again? That whole thing. You know, Anderson Silva’s making so much money in Brazil right now, he’s chilling. He’s making so much money outside the ring, I don’t know if he’s so jumpy to jump in there with a guy who’s young, hungry, who’s a bad match-up for him on paper like me, and who’s name is not (as lucrative as) a Chael Sonnen at this point…I’ve won five straight fights in a row in the UFC. I’m undefeated. I’m young. I’ve beaten two top-five guys in a row. And I think I’m a stylistic nightmare for Anderson Silva. A lot of these guys, I see them go on record basically saying ‘I’d just love a shot at Anderson Silva to see how I’d do.’ I’m not in here to just to able to share the cage with Anderson Silva. That’s not my goal at all, I’d be far from content with that. I’m going in there to beat Anderson Silva. And to finish Anderson Silva.”