UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey knows a bit about dominating her weight class and holding a title, so it comes as little surprise that she will be backing UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva on Saturday night when he puts his title on the line against undefeated challenger Chris Weidman. Many fighters believe Weidman will walk away from the octagon as the champ, but Rousey has never been one to go with the flow.
“I think that Anderson Silva is pound-for-pound the best fighter of all time, and I really do believe that Chris Weidman is the worst style match-up for him. But if anyone can overcome the worst style match-up, it’s Anderson Silva,” said Rousey during a Facebook chat sponsored by Metro PCS.
Silva is a legend in the sport and while Weidman has a lot to look forward to in his young career, Silva’s experience could be the big difference.
“Being that Anderson is, I think, towards the end of his career, I’m going to have to just pull for Anderson just because it’s like the end of it. I kind of want him to go out hot,” said Rousey. “Chris Weidman has an amazing future ahead of him. He’s going to be around long after Anderson Silva leaves. And I think that once Anderson vacates the division that Chris Weidman, it’s very likely that he’ll hold onto the belt for a while. But you never know.”
While Rousey will be pulling for the champ, she made it clear that there is no hard feelings towards either fighter. She is a big fan of both.
“I think they’re both very, very cool,” she said. “I don’t want any of them to take it personally. It’s just kind of like Anderson is a legend and I just like having him legend-like.”
Not matter what all of the fighters around the organization are saying, we will find out who will really come out on top this Saturday night on pay-per view.
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