<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=448396" target="_blank"> Weidman: 3rd fight with Silva an 'easy payday' </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=448396" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=21&y=9&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=chris-weidman-01-06-2014-21-49-48-213.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Chris Weidman was an underdog in both fights with Anderson Silva, but he won them both convincingly. A third fight seems unlikely, but with Silva returning in early 2015, it's possible and something Weidman would welcome if the fans wanted it:</p>
“If that’s what the people want to see, then it’ll happen,” Weidman said on Thursday in response to a fan’s question. “Easy payday? Yeah, pretty much. With all due respect.”
Weidman and Silva, of course, have history. After Silva’s record seven-year title reign, Weidman pulled off the upset and scored a knockout victory in July 2013. Five months later, he defeated the Brazilian again after Silva’s leg snapped while throwing a kick in their rematch.
Weidman made the comments during a Q&A session in Sydney ahead of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 55 event. A fan mentioned a constant source of frustration for the undefeated champ: that his wins were “lucky” because Silva clowned around until he got caught in the first meeting, and then suffered a gruesome injury in the second.
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