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Media 2 minutes of Chris Weidman's powerful takedowns

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  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Weidman's high caliber wrestling is a pleasure to watch.



    He fights Uriah Hall in a rematch this Saturday at UFC 261, April 24.
     
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  2. Qwerty1 Purple Belt

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    He will be calling for a title shot with a win this weekend.
     
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  3. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    I feel like people forget how much of a beast Weidman used to be.

    Fucking landed on his head on that first one though, lol. He's lucky he didn't end up like Grey Maynard.
     
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  4. 20falarVerdades Silver Belt

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    Pre USADA Chris was a very elite grappler
     
  5. mkt Gold Belt

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    Prime versions of Sonnen and Weidman would be nightmares for Izzy. He's lucky there are no elite wrestlers at MW.
     
  6. xentreos Purple Belt

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    Almost forgot about that lethal knockout of Munoz. Absolutely nuts
     
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  7. BRASIL WAND Banned Banned

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    Agreed. It’s hard to deny that the UFC has gone away from signing/marketing grapplers in general.


    Weidmans outside single is one of the cleanest in the sport.


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  8. EXOICHO PRIDE

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    It should tell you a lot that Weidman even years after his prime choked out a prime gastelum
     
  9. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    So much power how he rag dolls people off the single. Great timing. Used too much muscle energy though. If he wasn’t able to get significant damage off in the early rounds he would clearly fatigue later
     
  10. ironmansnap I Never Lose. I Either Win Or Learn.

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    War weedman I hope he beats hall but I have my doubts. On the other hand he would look decent on bellators roster
     
  11. mkt Gold Belt

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    Yeah, look at LHW....Bader, Davis and Corey Anderson all gone and now fighting in a Bellator tournament. And no wrestler to speak of at LHW with Cormier and Jones gone. I know some people don't like wrestlers, but it makes the sport more interesting to have a mix of skillsets. Plus it makes GOAT discussions hard when a striker holds a belt for years without fighting a true wrestler.
     
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    Truth. Point fighting strikers are usually fool's gold in MMA unless they have great wrestling to go with it.
     
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    Prime Weidman was a monster. I remember being shocked when Rockhold murdered him.

    I’d like to see Weidman have one last run. Put him against Paulo Costa and see what happens.
     
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  14. Chael_Sonnen I'm the reason Waldo is hiding. Platinum Member

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    You will agree that Whittakers outside single against Gastelum was also very nice:)
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    And yeah, the UFC has realised that the casual audience prefers strikers to grapplers, so quite a lot of the top level US based wrestlers are going to Bellator now.
     
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  15. Xandros476 Orange Belt

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    Unfortunately I think Paulo Costa murders him at this point. Not a pretty fight for Weidman.. I’d love to see it though
     
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    2012-14 Weidman was one of the best MWs ever. Injuries and surgeries destroyed his body, physicality and athleticism.
     
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    He’s also a very likable guy.
     
  18. sadowolf Some Belt Color

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    Crazy how good Weidman used to be. A lot of people say USADA but I think that Rockhold loss combined with a laundry list of injuries was what really got the ball rolling. He used to be a motherfucker.
     
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  19. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    I think this is a make it or break it scenario of Weidman. He's coming of a win over Akhmedov a top 15 guy so he's got some momentum after a rough few years, but the win wasn't his best performance. If he's able to come out looking impressive vs Hall and I think he's putting himself in a good position to enter contender status, he'll be back in the top 10. But if he loses, then I see him just being a top 11-15 guy at best.
     
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    Dude just never recovered from USADA.
     

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