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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chris Weidman: Fighting Anderson Silva again would be an easy payday

Chris Weidman

There was once a time when mixed martial arts fans wondered if Anderson Silva would ever lose another fight. Then Chris Weidman came along and beat Silva two times in a six-month span. And Weidman says he will take down “The Spider” again, if he must.

Silva, who is 39 years old and recovering from a broken leg he suffered in his last fight against Weidman, reportedly signed a new contract with UFC last month for 15 more fights. During a recent interview with Fox Sports, Weidman declared that he will never lose another fight in his weight division. That, of course, includes Silva.

“Anderson Silva a third time? If that’s what people want to see then it will happen,” the UFC middleweight champion said. “Easy payday? Yeah pretty much. With all due respect.”

You can’t really argue with Weidman. Silva will have a hard enough time proving he can get back to dominating like he used to, let alone beating a guy he lost to twice.

Weidman, 30, has won his first 12 MMA fights. He will defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184 on Feb. 28.

H/T MMA Mania

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