“He’s too much for Paul,” Chris Weidman ponders why Anderson Silva vs Jake Paul fight will not happen

Weidman is 15-6 in his overall MMA career with 10 finishes and 5 decision wins.

Jake Paul- Chris Weidman- Anderson Silva
Jake Paul- Chris Weidman- Anderson Silva
FirstSportz News

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is a notable name in MMA but has an articulated mind to talk about boxing as well, case in point, about Anderson Silva’s tenure. Weidman last fought at UFC 261 when he broke his shin just in few seconds of the opening round of his fight against Uriah Hall. Weidman has recovered from the injury since then and is planning to return back as soon as possible.

Weidman in his prime was the man responsible for ending Silva’s 7-year old reign as the UFC middleweight champion. Weidman went on to defend his title 3-times before losing it to Luke Rockhold back at UFC 194. Weidman’s significant wins include the likes of Silva, Kelvin Gastelum, Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida, Mark Munoz, Demian Maia and many more.

Also Read: “I’m coming back”- Chris Weidman announces return to the octagon following gruesome injury

Chris Weidman baffled by Jake Paul not calling out Anderson Silva but other UFC fighters under contract

Jake Paul and Anderson Silva
Jake Paul and Anderson Silva

In an interview with Dave Schmulenson aka The Schmo, Weidman talked about his injury, the biggest inspiration to bounce back from the brutal medical setback, Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic fight and much more. Weidman than was asked about Youtuber-cum-boxer Jake Paul not stepping against Anderson Silva, both who have lately been the most-well known names in boxing because of their recent success.

Jake Paul does not want that, says Weidman “That’s the fight I wanna see. Jake Paul’s calling out all these guys in UFC contracts when you got f**king Anderson Silva right there, that’s the same weight, makes perfect sense but he doesn’t want that. That would be a big fight too man, a lot of money, I think he knows that’s a little bit too much for him,” he concluded.

What do you make of Weidman’s assessment of the reason Paul is not fighting Silva? Do you think he is right? Ever since Silva started taking part in boxing matches, he secured huge victories over the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Tito Ortiz. Who do you want to see “The All-American” Weidman return against inside the Octagon? Where do you put Weidman amongst the best American fighters of all time in their prime?

Also Read: ”Congrats to my brother ” – Max Holloway applauds Alex Volkanovski after UFC 276 co-main event.

Also Read: “Most Ridiculous Sh*t” Joe Rogan mounts a fierce rant on Woke Comedy alongside Gina Carano