Chris Weidman Upset UFC Went With Anderson Silva-Stephan Bonnar

Chris Weidman didn’t take news of Anderson Silva-Stephan Bonnar becoming the new UFC 153 main event with much excitement.

That’s because Weidman wanted to be the next fighter to meet Silva, and he was prepared to do anything to make that happen.

Instead, Silva will head to light heavyweight to meet Bonnar, while Weidman rehabs from elbow surgery before facing Tim Boetsch in December.

“I was a little shocked, confused, disappointed,” said Weidman, in news of Silva-Bonnar becoming official, during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “I had actually just ended up getting elbow surgery about a week ago and the same week I find out Anderson Silva is now fighting Stephan Bonnar. It’s tough.”

Weidman had been told that Silva wanted to take the remainder of 2012 off. “The Spider” volunteered to fight at UFC 151 to keep the card on schedule, and is taking this bout with Bonnar to fill the main event void.

While that is all nice and good for the UFC, Weidman feels as though Silva – or at least his management team – wants nothing to do with him inside the Octagon.

“On paper, I’m a bad match up for him,” Weidman said, “but I think Anderson would like a challenge. I think his managers more than him are trying to keep him away.”

  • quardy

    Maybe Anderson Silva didn’t want to cut down t 185 in a short notice?

  • aaron

    I’ve been saying that all along. Unfortunately a lot of people aren’t too bright. If Weidman is going through elbow surgery, why does he care about Anderson anyway? Was he going to show up and defeat the best fighter in the world with one good arm if he was offered the fight? I like Weidman, but comments like these make him look like a clown. Anderson is a big light heavyweight, and weight cuts aren’t easy.
    Unless you’re an overweight moron guzzling Pepsi and hammering Doritos down your throat while complaining on MMA message boards. I’m sure cutting weight has never been an issue for those guys.

    • aaron

      Big middleweight I meant….

  • warriordave927

    That’s exactly why Anderson doesn’t want to cut to 185 too short notice,and the fact that he had no plans to compete until next year means that he may have put on a couple of extra pounds before th eopportunity came up for him to fight,i mean he is sponsored by burger king after all

  • sam_snee

    Silva isnt ducking Weidman, and Weidman needs one more big fight before he gets a title shot. Don’t be a weiner Weidman

    • i like sexy time

      True said snee true said!

  • Rb_

    First Jon Fitch is butthurt and now Weidman, they don’t look at the big picture and they complain and blame others because things arn’t being handed to them.

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