Chris Weidman has done some incredible things over the past year. He’s the first man to defeat Anderson Silva. Even more impressive was the fact that he did it twice. The rematch was one of the most important fights of Chris’ life, and he passed with flying colors, checking Silva’s kick and dominating him in the first round.
Weidman has dominated Silva twice now, and he’s looking to keep his momentum going when he faces Vitor Belfort. This bout was confirmed by ESPN.com, and it’s scheduled to go down at UFC 173, which takes place May 24, 2014. Belfort will be a stern test for Weidman, but Weidman believes he can dominate Belfort, even if Belfort is on TRT. The TRT subject has been a hot one as of late in MMA. Fighters for it claim they need it because their natural levels of testosterone are too low. Fighters against it, and there’s a lot, claim it helps fighters recover during training, which in turn allows them to train longer and harder.
Even if Belfort is on TRT, Weidman believes the outcome will be the same. He believes he can beat Belfort using his skills no matter what Belfort is on. Weidman has all of the confidence in the world after beating Silva, not once, but twice. He will give Belfort all he can handle in their fight, as Weidman is arguably one of the best wrestlers and submission fighters in MMA right now. Not only that, but his range and improved standup will give Belfort trouble as well.
The middleweight division is getting a lot of viable challengers, and Weidman is more than ready to prove his worth and cement his status as being one of the best fighters and champions in the world, and Belfort is first on his list.