3 Reasons Fighters and Fans Think Chris Weidman Will Topple Anderson Silva

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3 Reasons Fighters and Fans Think Chris Weidman Will Topple Anderson Silva
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

He's got plenty of fan support, but having the backing from some of the brightest minds in MMA has truly made Chris Weidman an enticing pick to dethrone middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 162.

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.

In a pre-fight media event for UFC 162, company president Dana White sounded off on the scenario by saying:

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.

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