Anderson Silva Reportedly Not Interested in Fight with Chris Weidman
UFC President Dana White recently spoke about Anderson Silva and who his next opponent might be in the spring. Reportedly, Silva is not ready to commit to a fight with a possibility of a Chris Weidman fight.
White on Chris Weidnman fighting Silva: “Weidman and his manager sat down and said, ‘We want Anderson Silva. We want to fight him. I’m going to beat him. I’m going to be the next world champion.’ I said, ‘OK. We’ll call you in a few weeks.'”
White on how Silva and his manager Ed Soares don’t like the Weidman match-up and think its unmarketable: “This is typical Anderson Silva-Ed Soares craziness. Every f—ing time there’s a fight, he wants to fight ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. Then he wants to fight this guy and that guy. It’s always the same deal. It always happen. ‘I absolutely will not fight Chael Sonnen. He doesn’t deserve the title.’ This is what we do.”
White on how they are waiting on something before they make an announcement on Silva: “We’re waiting on something and want to see if this thing pans out. When we’re ready to announce it, we’ll announce it. [Silva] will defend his title, but it won’t be a super fight.