I have to say that I love having midweek UFC. Especially after UFC 148, I was still pumped up and motivated to watch some more fights.
I was pretty happy with the Chris Weidman vs. Mark Munoz fight. Weidman didn’t make Munoz tapout, but it was still a decent fight. The former Oklahoma State wrestler Mark Munoz, got caught with a Chris Weidman elbow which opened a huge gash above Munoz’s left eye. Weidman followed the elbow shot up with a combination of strikes and then the ref stepped in and called it at 1:37 of the second round.
Mark Munoz was coming off a knee injury, didn’t make any excuses and flat out admitted he got caught with an elbow and gave respect to Weidman. It’s nice to see such a classy move in this sport.
Chris Weidman immediately blew this display of sportsmanship. Weidman is a nice fighter at 9-0 and won his fifth straight in the UFC, proceeded to call out Anderson Silva. News flash Chris: you’re fighting on UFC on Fuel. Anderson Silva just fought in the biggest fight in UFC history on PPV, and pretty much took care of Chael Sonnen. In MMA there is nothing wrong with being cocky, but don’t go out there and call out the best fighter days after he won a huge fight.
This is really not the type of thing that Dana White likes to see either, and I hope he matches Weidman up against a quality fighter that humbles him a little bit. Did Chael Sonnen create this mess? Do you think that there is too much ego in MMA?