Chris Weidman is a wrestler at heart despite moving into the ranks of the MMA.
This Saturday night, “The All-American” plans to go out there and put it on UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman.
“I don’t go out there and try not to get tired,” said Weidman, in response to a question concerning if he will get tired over five rounds. “I work hard every single day. If I am working hard, the other guy is working hard; he is going to break before me.”
Weidman added that he has broken down where Chael Sonnen failed to finish Silva and believes he can take advantage of that and excel.
“When Chael got on top, he was really stressed out,” he said. “When I get on top, that’s my world. I go out and do my thing.
“I’m not trying to be Chael Sonnen. I’m trying to be Chris Weidman and I think that is a tougher challenge for (Silva).”