Chris Weidman wants to make beating P4P great Anderson Silva look easy at UFC 162

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Even though he'll be coming off almost a year long layoff and surgery on his elbow, Weidman is supremely confident heading into his first ever UFC championship fight.

UFC Middleweight Chris Weidman is just three months out for the biggest fight of his career thus far. Having gone undefeated in his first 9 fights, including two top 10 wins, he's getting a shot at Anderson Silva's title at UFC 162. Weidman has been pushing for a title shot since bludgeoning Mark Munoz back at UFC On Fuel TV 4. Now that he's being given his chance, he seems as confident as ever.

He told 5 Rounds what he's thinking heading into the fight (via MMA Mania):

I'm a huge fan of Anderson Silva. He's one of my favorite fighters to watch. Obviously he has 16 fights in a row with the UFC, defended his belt, whatever it is. He does a great job, he is so confident. He is beating most of guys before they even walk in the cage. Once they get in the cage with them, he does such a great job of making them feel like they do not belong in the cage with him, like, ‘Are you joking me? You are not on my level.' He makes them feel so uncomfortable that they just want to break. He has them broken and then he can hit them with whatever he wants and then he looks like a freaking God. I agree and I do think he is the best of all time. He is pound-for-pound the best, but I think I'm better. I think I can beat him. There's a lot of motivation for the fight. One of the biggest for me is to prove all of those people that actually think I'm going to get killed and see him as unbeatable. I can't wait to prove them wrong. I want to make it look easy out there. I want to shock the world.

He'll get his chance to upset the highest ranked fighter on the UFC roster on Saturday, July 6. The event doesn't have a venue set just yet, but will take place in Las Vegas, NV.

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