Originally Posted by Soulkrusher
Well the basis of my opinion is that he is easily able to counter even well having his hands at his hips. He seems to he able to land on whoever however he pleases, vitor included. It's all subjective I suppose, a matter of opinion really. Both have excellent speed.
I am very curious to see either jacare or belfort against weidman as opposed to silva. I think weidman might have silva's # and I think the other two present interesting challenges for the current champ, especially jacare due to his ground game.
Except Weidman, which I think a lot of that had to do with the angles he used and his longer reach. I think Anderson has better reaction time and is a counter striker which makes him sometimes look comparable in hand speed to Vitor but I don't think he would look nearly as fast if he lead more like Vitor does.
I agree that Vitor and Jacare pose the most interesting match ups for Weidman and should be the biggest threats to him but I favor Weidman over both, I think he would beat Vitor on the ground and Jacare what would mostly be a kickboxing match with some takedowns with 1 minute or so to go in the rounds, sort of like the Maia fight but at a faster pace since it wouldn't be on 10 days notice.
"All I guarantee is Violence" Wanderlei Silva
HW Fedor, Mir, Cormier
LHW Shogun, T. Silva
MW Wanderlei, Vitor, Weidman
WW Diaz, Swick, Kampmann
LW Gomi, Pettis, Alverez, Khabib N.