Did Weidman deserve to fight Silva?

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  1. BringPrideBack

    BringPrideBack Orange Belt

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    I'm sure everyone here is sick of Weidman/Silva threads between KO conspiracies, "what would've happened had Silva not clowned", rematch predictions and the like, but a serious question since I haven't seen it asked...

    Did Weidman honestly have the record/credentials to fight Silva? Or is the middleweight division just so shallow that they had to throw someone at him? By shallow, I don't mean lacking in talent, just that Silva already beat damn near everyone.
    Does a 10(6 in UFC) fight win streak with only 2 top 10 opponents constitute a title shot?
    It's fairly obvious that he won, and in convincing fashion no doubt, but should he even have been in the situation to fight Silva as an inexperienced rookie with only 9 fights?
    I personally don't think so. He should've won at the very least 2-3 more fights.
    I'd also appreciate not getting ripped for asking a question which seems to be a fairly common practice here.
     
  2. IDGETKTFO

    IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    He KO'ed Silva, TS point is moot.
     
  3. thecrosby627

    thecrosby627 We Can NEVER go back to Arizona!

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    I didn't read the thread.

    I just came in here to say shut up.
     
  4. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    How does one arrive at a fighter's credentials?

    Rankings don't matter, so what's the formula?
     
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    PandaHunter Yellow Belt

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    I have seen black cat passing down the street
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  6. BringPrideBack

    BringPrideBack Orange Belt

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Sherdog where people don't answer questions and are just total ***** about everything. Bravo. Splendid, gentlemen.
     
  7. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    But how do you determine a fighter's credentials?

    You're asking an awkward question
     
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    GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    Imagine if GSP knocked out Silva instead
     
  9. pTw

    pTw Blue Belt

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    Like Silva's losses, they come from very obscure fighters. Hematch will give us a good answer of whether Weidman really deserved to be in the cage with Anderson, win or lose, Weidman's life has changed forever. He was the man to dethrone Anderson Silva, fluke or not, he did it.

    And to answer your question TC, no, Weidman didn't deserve the match. He was out of commission for a year and only fought Munoz who wasn't even top 5 when he lost, yet somehow Weidman got his title shot.
     
  10. thecrosby627

    thecrosby627 We Can NEVER go back to Arizona!

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    Who else in the middle weight division deserved to fight for the title?
     
  11. Dreihkon

    Dreihkon The good kind of weird

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    Does TS deserve to start threads?
     
  12. GrindingANARCHY

    GrindingANARCHY Banned Banned

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    Belfort & Weidman

    Belfort already got 2 shots

    Weidman
     
  13. Selukrid612

    Selukrid612 Red Belt

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    5-0 in the UFC, with back-to-back top 10 wins. He absolutely deserved it.
     
  14. Shogun Rising

    Shogun Rising I am Shiva god of death

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  15. iLesnar

    iLesnar Every dog has his day in MMA

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    More so than anyone else.

    And knocking him out into reality doesn't help your point.

    Did Lesnar deserve Couture? I guess he did mate, I guess he did..
     
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    feedhimbrah Orange Belt

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    If gsp knocked silva out instead sherdog would have exploded and I would have jumped up cheering so high I'd have lost both arms in my ceiling fan and bled to death on my lounge room floor......
     
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    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    There would be a lot of people that would never, ever show themselves on this forum again.

    I'd be happy with that.
     
  18. BringPrideBack

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    Is it really that awkward, man?
    Credentials can be defined as a number of things, but in this case, I mean accomplishments.
    Fighters gain credentials by accomplishing feats. Feats would include things like finishing well-known fighters in devastating fashion, constantly imposing your will in the Octagon, racking up an impressive record/win streak against difficult opponents.
    Weidman knocks out Mark Munoz and BOOM. Title shot.
     
  19. Shogun Rising

    Shogun Rising I am Shiva god of death

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    There wasn't anyone else. Not hard to figure out, holmes.
     
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    No, he does not
     

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