When Chris Weidman was introducing the MMA world to himself, the middleweight No. 1 contender was also earning a degree in psychology. What Weidman learned in those classrooms, he uses inside the Octagon.
“I have a psychology degree, so that might help a little bit,” said Weidman during the UFC 162 press conference. “I just know what type of mindset I need to have to walk in that cage and I visualize the fight every day and all day long. The biggest thing is to stay confident and stay relaxed, and just make sure I dictate my fight when I get in there.”
Weidman has a massive task to deal with in Anderson Silva. The longtime UFC middleweight champion will make his first appearance of 2013 at UFC 162.
Silva has defended his belt 10 times, a middleweight and UFC record.
The challenger, Weidman, is undefeated with nine wins. He defeated Mark Munoz for the title shot.
They headline UFC 162 on July 6 out of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.