Thank you. I disagree. I think that Rashad is the tougher fighter. I think he has more experience, better credentials, better game planning, is MUCH bigger and is, therefore a bigger threat. Do I think that Anderson is avoiding a fight with Weidman? Yes. Do I think that Rashad is a tougher fight? Yes. I rather see the supposed p4p king take a tougher fight, that's what super fights are about- one person moving up or moving down to pit the best of two different classes against each other. GSP or Rashad? I find it very hard to be upset about Weidman with these two in the conversation, and I think anyone that is upset about it is absolutely ridiculous, including yourself- baring a more elucidating argument.
I was done with this thread because of all the ridiculous posts, but honestly I enjoy debating with you. You present you points very well and don't feel the need to insult those with a different opinion. Thank you.
I have to agree Rashad has more experience and think that could hurt Weidman at this point (have said a bunch of times I want him to get another fight in first), not sure about the credentials though. Obviously better MMA credentials, but Weidman has great wrestling and grappling credentials. I think Serra and co are a great team though. Most of all there is no way you can say Rashad is way bigger. He fights in a higher weight class, but is 5'11". Weidman is 6'2". I won't complain if he fights Rashad, I just want him to fight. I think it is BS to call it a super fight when he takes on Rashad, especially coming off a loss though.
I will make this clear though. From day 1 of the Weidman talk I said I wanted another fight from him first, but he is all that is left without a fight, other than Boetsch
. I would just like to see Silva fight again this year, instead of waiting for GSP 9 months from now, IF he even wins. If they book the Rashad fight I will be very happy, but at this time Rashad has not said he is dropping and the UFC has not offered it.
I am not upset Weidman is not getting a shot, I am upset that a UFC Champion and probably best fighter in the world today (maybe ever) is turning down a fight to defend his belt. I have never given Silva shit for not wanting to fight Jones or turning down some other super fight, but when it comes to the belt you should defend against who ever the UFC says is next.