Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a couple of days away (Sat., Dec. 28, 2013) from its UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which pits Middleweight champion Chris Weidman against former division kingpin Anderson Silva in the headlining affair at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While there has been plenty of back-and-forth from mixed martial arts (MMA) fans over who wins this 185-pound contest, it's about time we kick it on over to the pros to hear what they have to say. After all, many of these fighters have already trained with each combatant and know first hand what they are capable of.
Let's see who the "Pros Pick" between "All American" and "The Spider:"
Daniel Cormier: Weidman by slaying the dragon
Junior dos Santos: Silva because he'll pay attention this time
Liz Carmouche: Silva because he won't make a mistakes again
Gilbert Melendez: Silva because he beat himself in the first fight
Tim Kennedy: Weidman since nothing will change from first fight
Cain Velasquez: Silva by being more focused and not playing as much
John Dodson: Silva via first round KO in 30 seconds
Michael Chiesa: Weidman, because it's his time
Jake Shields: Silva will be hungry for the win.
Jessica Eye: Wiedman because he's an athlete, fighter and warrior
Pros who pick Anderson Silva: 6
Pros who pick Chris Weidman: 4
You've heard from the pros ... now let's hear from you. Who ya' got?