When he knocked out Anderson Silva at UFC 162, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Chris Weidman cemented himself as one of the baddest men on the planet. The knockout showcased Weidman's evolution from standout wrestler to dangerous striker and put the mixed martial arts (MMA) world on notice.
Following the fight, there was a lot of criticism that he just got lucky and that Silva was still the top dog in the middleweight division. Next week, Weidman gets to prove those detractors wrong when he faces "the Spider" in the main event of UFC 168 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With the UFC hoping to make UFC 168 the biggest event in the promotion's storied history, Weidman has been hitting all the major media outlets. While the one-off interview provides immediate content, it's the commercial spots like the one above that are truly memorable.
ESPN continues its history of witty television spots by proving that Weidman is truly one of the toughest men on the planet by breaking beer bottles over his head. Just don't do it too many times or the UFC champ will put you in a sleeper hold.
UFC 168 airs live on pay-per-view (PPV) on December 28, 2013. Be sure to check back all next week for MMA Mania's coverage.