Enough excuses! Ray Longo ‘annoyed’ with haters who can't 'face the fact' that Chris Weidman is just that good

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

Ray Longo -- trainer to UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman -- is getting annoyed of having to hear excuse after excuse every time “All American” pulls off the victory over a top contender, or in this case, former champion Anderson Silva. Longo says people need to come to terms with the fact that Chris is the real deal.

Some fight fans are still trying to wrap their heads around what happened during the main event of UFC 162 between Chris Weidman and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, which took place last weekend (July 6, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Not Ray Longo.

But Weidman's trainer is wondering why everyone keeps trying to discredit his pupil.

"All American" knocked out "The Spider" in the second round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena over the Fourth of July Weekend, ending the Brazilian's seven-year reign atop the 185-pound mountain, leaving many in shock and disbelief.

And while some are quick to credit Silva's "taunting" habits as reason for his downfall, Longo is "annoyed" at the fact that some still can't face the facts and give credit where credit is due.

The excuses, however, are nothing new for Team Weidman, as Longo explained on his recent appearance on "The MMA Hour:"

"It annoys the shit out of me. I remember one time we were talking about (Weidman), everybody he fights he beats. Mark Munoz, all of a sudden Munoz is an old fat guy. He beats Demian Maia, then Demian Maia is a 170 pounder. They keep coming up with shit. They can't face the fact of how good this kid is. And it's actually annoying, but not annoying enough to take me off of anything or distract me, but, if you're asking the question; yeah it's annoying. Demian Maia submitted Chael (Sonnen), he's crushed a couple of guys at 170. You can't call Munoz an old fat guy anymore, the guy is shredded, so that's out the window. So now Anderson Silva was clowning around? When he was clowning around with Forrest Griffin it was okay. When he was clowning around with Stephan Bonnar it was okay, when he was clowning around with everybody, that's okay. But when he clowns around with Chris, and Chris beat the crap out of him, it's not okay anymore? Does that make sense to you?"

Michael Bisping downplayed Chris's right to fight for Silva's title after his victory over "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" at UFC on FUEL TV 4, insisting a win over a "fat" Munoz doesn't earn him top status.

Prior to his win over Munoz, Weidman managed to get a unanimous decision nod over jiu-jitsu ace Demain Maia; however, fans were left unimpressed with both fighter's lackluster performances, leaving them wondering if Weidman was indeed the real deal.

That can happen when you lose 32 pounds in 10 days.

It would seem those doubts would be squashed with his decisive victory over Silva, one of the all-time great mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in the history of sport. Yet many still seem to be "making shit up," according to Longo, and are trying to find a way to discredit Chris for his well-deserved and history-making upset victory.

Maybe going two-for-two against the Brazilian bomber would change all of that.

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