The Gambling Gods may have dubbed Chris Weidman more than a 2-to-1 underdog against UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured), but there’s someone out there other than Weidman who claims the July 6 scrap will be easy money for the “All-American.”
Despite having only nine professional fights on his résumé, which is one less UFC title defense Silva has posted, Weidman has been steadfast in his proclamation that he’s a very bad matchup for the baddest 185-pounder in bare feet.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has also weighed in on the shootout, and he agrees wholeheartedly with the challenger.
“I believe [Weidman] is going to beat Anderson Silva,” St-Pierre told Sportsnet. “I believe it’s a bad matchup for Anderson Silva. It’s very bad.
“Not only is he going to beat, I believe he is going to finish Anderson Silva. I believe it’s not going to be too long, that fight. This, people will be shocked.”
Most MMA pundits are hoping GSP and Weidman are both wrong. The possibilities for Silva vs. St-Pierre and Silva vs. Jon Jones super-fights would go swirling down the toilet with a Silva loss.
Regardless, GSP has better things to worry about right now. St-Pierre puts his 170-pound crown up for grabs against Nick Diaz this Saturday at UFC 158.