UFC 168’s Chris Weidman: ‘There’s no excuses for me to lose this fight’

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 168 middleweight Chris Weidman as he prepares for his main event title defense next weekend (Dec. 28, 2013) against Anderson Silva at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The current UFC Middleweight Champion had a plethora of odds stacked against him when he initially caught Silva to knock out the pound for pound great and claim the title, but he has no excuses this time around:

“It’s crazy. My first fight was 2009. For those four years I’ve been fighting, two and a half of them were with injuries and not training, so I’ve really only been training for two years consistently. I feel like I’ve been improving a lot. The difference between me in this camp compared to my last camp are two totally different animals. I’ve worked with undefeated professional boxers and they won’t come back unless I wear 20 oz gloves, my weight is way down. Having time off last year, I put so much weight on, I was worried about shoulder and whatnot. I gave myself no excuses to lose the last fight [against Anderson Silva] but there were things that were in my head that could have been a way out for me. This time, there’s literally nothing, there’s no excuse for me to lose this fight.” 

Written by Frank Trigg

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