Is Anderson Silva, who UFC President Dana White says only wants "big fights," being coy about an "All American" showdown in July?
Don't be scared, Spidey.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva sounded surprised to hear that top division contender and 185-pound "kid," Chris Weidman, was being lined up for his next title defense in July. And he didn't exactly sound eager to make it happen, either.
From his Muay Thai College grand opening (see it here):
"This is new for me. The people talk, blah blah, blah. Maybe this time for fight. It's good for Chris Weidman, not for me. It's good for the boy, the kid. It's good for Chris Weidman. Yeah, for the fans, it's good."
Silva hasn't defended his title since a second-round technical knockout win over Chael Sonnen last July. The Brazilian took time out of his vacation to beat the roids out of Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 but since then, has shown no real urgency to get back inside the Octagon, especially when it comes to fighting Weidman.
But it seems someone has been out there negotiating on his behalf.