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UFC Champ Chris Weidman

I AM LEGEND

I Destroyed Anderson Silva In His Prime!!!

7/11/2013 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Newly-crowned UFC champ Chris Weidman says he's unstoppable -- telling TMZ, he destroyed UFC's reigning middleweight king Anderson Silva when no one else could ... and he's ready to do it again in a few months.

There's a lot of speculation that Silva succumbed to Weidman over the weekend because he's getting old and has lost his edge -- but Weidman's not buying it, telling us Silva was as strong as ever in the Octagon ... he just wasn't strong enough.

Sounds like fighting words to us ... which is good because Weidman and Silva are already set to rematch very soon.

We also ask Weidman if he believes Silva should be remembered as one of the greatest ever ... and he has an interesting answer. Check the video.

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frunklin    

Anyone who watched this fight could obviously tell it was staged or Anderson lost on purpose. Just listening to Silvas interview you could tell he didn't want to win and doesn't want a rematch. Surprised TMZ isn't looking into the 2.2 million dollar bet that was put on Weidman. Largest bet every in MMA history.

470 days ago
17.

Ruben    

I don think Wiedman is better than Silva, He jus got lucky. I think Sonnen is much better tha Weidman, He wont retain the belt for too long thas for sure.

470 days ago
18.

Robert    

I beleive what alot of some of the coments others say! weidman Anderson gave u the fight and gave respect for it-he said Anderson said his futur was unseen and was gonna let u keep it! Anderson gave u respect as a champion and u run ur mouth because u knew how lucky u where' now ur in for a BEAT DOWN to a true champion-there's some people u donu piss off after they show u respect and u get to see him again looser.......

470 days ago
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R Marshall    

Silva clearly threw that fight. It amazes me that the general public does not know the corruption that goes into playing them. He CLEARLY threw it...knowing he is close to retirement and a rematch will net him MILLIONS. He is setting up his retirement fund.

470 days ago
20.

nappas    

I wish I fought Silva in162, cause now I'd be the middle weight champ, weidman right place right time, but no champ,

470 days ago
21.

FAMOUS363    

COME ON MAN YOU GOT LUCKY AND YOU NO IT, YOUR THE NEW WAVE BUSTER DOUGLAS AND WITH TALK LIKE THAT YOUR REMATCH WILL BE YOUR JUDGEMENT.

469 days ago
22.

jayonetwo3    

Would you butt hurt silva fans please grow a pair. you sound like a bunch of little 3rd grade girls making up pathetic excuses for why silva lost. yeah he wanted to get knocked unconscious In the ring on the biggest stage. you idiots..how about you go learn something about fighting before you post.

469 days ago
23.

jayonetwo3    

how do you stage getting KO'd ..you idiots if he was going to throw a fight he would've tapped out when chris had him pinned in the first round. by silva losing he lost more money by not getting the super fight. silva wanted to win you morons. your statements are just plain stupid..they make no sense on any level

469 days ago
24.

AshesofAngels    

Frank Bruno said that he wanted to see if he could take Mike Tyson's power; well he took it alright, all the way to the canvas. With that being said; Anderson Silva is a Dumb Ass and yes we all go to the well one to many times and in this case he paid dearly for it! You bob and weave to make your opponent miss and create an opening but for the love of God do your damn job and take advantage of that opening that you have created and punish the guy for missing! If not than stick to your game plan and make him look silly for not being able to hit you while you stand right in front of him and give him multiple shots at it. Records and Immortality is over rated anyway!

469 days ago
25.

Guest83    

Am I the only one that sees this guy was nothing but respectful .... TMZ ,,,, WTF? are you talking about ....

469 days ago
26.

SNC0712    

Wow, way to twist words here TMZ! The rematch is going to be AWESOME! Anyone who is a Silva fan knows he wasn't being Silva in the octagon that night, yes he was being ****y and he paid the price. But, not one person can truly say he isn't the best! He is the one of the best and will down in UFC history as that! Whether you like him or not doesn't matter to me because I'm #teamSilvaalltheway!!!!!!!!!!

467 days ago
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ashydog    

you know what when you have defended the tittle 11 times call yourself a legend you are just the new champion for now, talk your crap after you have defended the tittle more than one time

466 days ago
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Spawn2662    

I had to create an account to let TMZ know how completely changing Weidman s words up is pathetic as hell

454 days ago
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