UFC Quick Quote: Chris Weidman's inexperience will be an advantage against Anderson Silva at UFC 162

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Chael Sonnen chimes in on one of the major factors he believes is going to help Chris Weidman defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 162. That factor? A lack of experience.

"He doesn't know what he doesn't know, and a lot of casual fans think that inexperience will hurt you. They are statistically and historically wrong. You do not want to be the seasoned veteran. You do not want to have gone through your wars and get tired of this sport and have found ways out. You want to be the young new guy that's still hungry. Experience is a death-nail. You don't want it. So I think that's a big thing that's on Weidman's side."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight and FUEL TV analyst Chael Sonnen details why he believes the inexperience of Chris Weidman will be an advantage against Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162 tonight (July 6, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sonnen, who was a host of the UFC 162 weigh-in show on FUEL TV alongside Brian Stann and Jay Glazer, stated that sometimes a lack of experience and knowledge could be beneficial to a fighter. "The Spider" has nearly a decade of life experience and more than four times as many mixed martial arts (MMA) fights as Weidman. Sonnen believes the scale in this situation can tip both ways, but in this instance it is a big advantage for the challenger who is looking to defeat the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

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