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Chris Weidman: If UFC Wants Me To Fight Anderson Silva, It Will Happen

Chris Weidman is unbeaten and viewed as one of the top prospects in the middleweight division. So, it is of no wonderment to Weidman that UFC 185-pound champion Anderson Silva has little desire to face him.

Weidman is planning to return to action later this year following surgery that knocked him out of a planned December encounter with Tim Boetsch.

Recently, Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, commented that Cung Le would make for a better next contender than Weidman. “The All-American” discussed this statement with over the weekend.

“I mean, I guess if I was (Silva), I’d rather fight (Le), too,” Weidman said. “No disrespect to Cung Le, but that’s a good match up for him. I think if Dana White wants (the fight) to happen and the UFC wants to make it happen, it’ll happen. But it’s a little different with Anderson – him being who he is.”

Silva has not competed since October, besting Stephan Bonnar in a non-title match. Weidman said he should be 100-percent “in another two months” following shoulder surgery.