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Chris Weidman turned down a trilogy fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 212

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After Kelvin Gastelum was forced off the UFC 212 card in Rio for a potential USADA violation in May, the UFC reached out to former middleweight champion Chris Weidman to see if he would be interested in a third meeting with Anderson Silva.

Only four weeks out from the Brazilian event when he was notified of the offer and still nursing some injuries from his controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi, Weidman decided that the trilogy fight wasn’t the best idea at the time.

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Post #1   7/6/17 1:04:41AM   

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Sorry, but trilogy fights are only interesting when it's a rubber match. I never see why trilogy fights are sought out when it's 2-0. ...especially when the loser got KO'd and then got his leg snapped in half. Move along, Silva. Zero interest in a 3rd.

Post #2   7/6/17 1:58:37AM   

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No need, a loss would be horrible for his career and a win does practically nothing for him.

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Post #3   7/6/17 3:58:55AM   

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Unless it's a fight like 5 years from now, I have no interest.

They have more relevant opponents at the moment.

Post #4   7/6/17 9:35:11AM   

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I guess because the last fight ended the way it did, this makes a little sense, but I don't know. I honestly don't want to see Anderson fighting anymore.

Post #5   7/6/17 9:37:14AM   

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Anderson Silva should fight BJ Penn, with the loser forced to retire. BJ fought Lyota Machida before, so why not Anderson.

Post #6   7/6/17 5:33:59PM   

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Anderson isn't even main card worthy these days....unless it's a Fight Pass exclusive event...then maybe he could co-main.
Seriously, that guy is a shell of a shell of a shell of his former self.

Post #7   7/6/17 11:53:23PM   

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You just know if he wins his next one (even by dubious decision) they're going to give him a title shot.

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Weidman 'won' both fights so I don't see a need for him to take a third one. Plus, shit wouldn't sell well.

Post #9   7/7/17 1:10:28PM