The company's greatest welterweight, Georges St-Pierre, along with former UFC great Kenny Florian, each contend that Weidman poses stylistic issues that will lead to the demise of the longtime pound-for-pound king.
But St-Pierre and Florian certainly aren't alone in making shocking predictions about the Weidman vs. Silva bout.
All the pros, like when you talk to all the fighters, every fighter out there that I’ve talked to and that we’ve interviewed think Weidman’s going to beat him. Georges St-Pierre thinks he’s going to win so much that he didn’t even want to plan to fight Anderson.
It may seem far-fetched to some, but here are three reasons fighters and fans believe that Weidman can pull off the unthinkable and upset the greatest mixed martial artist of all time at UFC 162.