10 Feb - 
Chris Weidman not interested in third Anderson Silva fight, says Israel Adesanya overrated

Former UFC champ Chris Weidman had some thoughts on both Israel Adesanya and Anderson Silva coming out of Saturday’s UFC 234 headliner.

First things first, Weidman (14-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) took something of a shot at Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who remained unbeaten in his career with a unanimous decision win over Silva (34-9 MMA, 17-5 UFC) in the UFC 234 main event, which took place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

The hype around Adesanya has continued to grow with each UFC showing, but Weidman said the latest performance didn’t quite live up to all the praise that “Stylebender” has received (via Twitter):

As far as Silva goes, Weidman said he was pleased to see the Brazilian legend “still has it” and put on a competitive performance over the course of three rounds. Weidman is intimately familiar with “The Spider” after their memorable two-fight series in 2013 that saw a then-undefeated Weidman evolve into UFC champ and end Silva’s record-setting run.

UFC President Dana White was asked post-fight at UFC 234 about his interest in potentially making a third Silva vs. Weidman fight sometime down the line. He said he would “make that fight again” if everything made sense, but Weidman doesn’t appear to share the same level of interest.

Although Silva’s infamous leg snap against Weidman stands out most from their fights, Weidman also owns a dominant knockout win, as well. It would be hard to top what he’s already done, and Weidman bluntly said he’s not interested in a third encounter (via Twitter):

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