Power Rankings: Middleweight
Tuesday, July 9
Win or lose, Anderson Silva was going to be the main story coming out of UFC 162. He always is. But in the Silva hoopla, have some of us overlooked the real takeaway here? How good is Chris Weidman? The guy just knocked out Silva in only his 10th professional fight. Whether Silva was clowning around or not, that is some impressive stuff. His standup looked terrific. He didn't become over aggressive as Silva laughed at him and he didn't freeze, either. He nailed his first takedown attempt and, even though Silva escaped, he set up a perilous-looking heel hook attempt. This guy gets better between fights, he's as confident as they come and he's dangerous everywhere. Weidman deserves our full attention.