"The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling -- which he's been exposed on -- and I could add the jiu-jitsu that I've competed on a world-class level with. I bring a lot to the table, I'm very confident. It's a huge opportunity and I'm going to make the best of it."
Chris Weidman may be his own biggest fan, but there really is no other option available when you're entering the cage against Anderson Silva, widely considered the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter of all time. The "All American" tells the gang at SI Now he's going to use his wrestling, even if he's not planning for a takedown. Is doing anything on the feet against "The Spider" a recipe for disaster? We'll find out in the UFC 162 main event this Saturday night (July 6, 2013) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.