$1 Million Bet on Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Being Investigated

Jul 6, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chris Weidman, blue shorts, defeated Anderson Silva (yellow shorts) in their Middleweight Chamionship Bout in the second round with a TKO at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

There are still plenty of people out there who believe the fix was in for the main event at UFC 162 between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. It’s absolutely absurd to believe Silva took the fight and purposely got brutally knocked out, but there is some irregular betting that took place during the main event so that isn’t going to help the cause.

One Internet report states that a $1 million bet was placed on the fight between Silva and Weidman and that police are investigating the wager after the bet raised suspicions.

Here is a translation of what went down, according to Globo.com:

Conspiracy theories that say that the fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman had a suspicious result may have won an argument on Monday. According to the website “Middle Easy”, a bet worth $ 1 million (about U.S. $ 2.2 million) in the victory of Chris Weidman against Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162 was being investigated by police and Gaming Control Board, the body that regulates gambling in casinos in the city. The gambler’s identity has not been revealed, but the high value aroused suspicions of the authorities, not being an amount common in MMA fights, even throughout major events and major American casinos. The premium to be paid would be $ 3.2 million – about £ 7 million.

It could just be that one very rich man decided it would be his lucky day and threw down an incredible amount of money, but the investigation will ultimately determine why the wager was placed and if there was any wrongdoing. It is also possible that one person gathered a bunch of money from a group of friends that all were pulling for Weidman to win and they decided to place the wager together.

Whatever went down, the proper people will investigate, but if Silva was any way involved the sport would have a major black eye and the former will have done much more than disrespect his opponent in the cage.

Topics: Anderson SIlva, Chris Weidman

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  • Steve

    Very interesting

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