Chris Weidman Expects to Face Anderson Silva Twice to Cement His Place as Champ

Damon Martin@@DamonMartinContributor IJune 25, 2013

On July 6 at UFC 162, Chris Weidman will try to end the seven year, 16 fight unbeaten streak of Anderson Silva's reign of terror through the best of the best in the Octagon.

Weidman has shown extreme confidence at every phase of the process leading into this fight, and he's not letting up now.

He readily admits that Silva is the best fighter this sport has ever known, but Weidman believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that he will beat him when they face off next weekend.

Weidman is even ready for his next fight because beating Silva once won't be enough—he knows he'll probably have to do it twice to solidify his place as middleweight champion.

"If I beat Anderson Silva, I definitely kind of expect a rematch," Weidman said.  "Unless he decides to retire because he's the greatest of all time.  He's been undefeated in the UFC, and I'm sure he's not just going to lose and then fight a couple of guys to get a title shot again. He's going to be right back in there."

Check out this exclusive interview with Chris Weidman where he talks UFC 162 and his showdown with Anderson Silva.

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