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 MMAjunkie.com 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.