A couple of months back, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman invited ex-division titleholder Anderson Silva to come watch him train for their UFC 168 rematch, which takes place on Dec. 28, 2013 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now, he's going one step further.
The "All American" recently revealed his game plan for his second go-round against "The Spider" and not surprisingly, it doesn't contain anything top secret. The tall and short of it? Weidman plans to walk forward, punch Silva in the face, take him down and win.
Sounds pretty cut and dry.
"I'm telling Anderson Silva my game plan. This is my game plan; I'm going to walk forward, I'm going to put pressure on him, I'm going to cut him off. If he has his hands down, I'm punching him in his face. If he has his hands up, and he's expecting me to punch him in the face, I'm taking him down. I'm not afraid to get hit. I'm going to be walking forward with my chin down, and my teeth gritted. I don't care what he throws at me, I'm going to be there. I have to beat Anderson Silva this next time. I have to solidify my first victory, and solidify myself as a champion by winning again."
I guess Silva won't be needing any of those MusclePharm spies.
Weidman upset the former champion in the main event of UFC 162 back in July, also in "Sin City," and beat the Brazilian at his own game; namely, the stand up. He returns to the MGM Grand with the confidence of knowing he can hang with his opponent or use his wrestling, when needed.
But we all know there is a very thin line between confident and cocky.