UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0-0, 4 KOs) doesn’t have any secrets heading into his December rematch against mixed martial arts great Anderson Silva (33-5-0, 20 KOs).
The two will headline the UFC 168 fight card on Dec. 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Chris Weidman shocked the world when he made MMA history by dethroning Silva, who was then-undefeated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, at UFC 162, dropping “The Spider” with a vicious left hand, followed by some ground-n-pound.
The undefeated mixed martial artist is so confident Anderson Silva won’t be able to stop him at UFC 168, his entire training camp with be streamed live.
“It’s pretty much giving access to everything I do to the fans,” Weidman said during an interview with Fox Sports about his novel concept. “From my diet, every single thing I’m eating, my workouts, every workout I’m doing, pretty much everything that I need to do to win this fight against Anderson Silva is going to be available to everyone who signs up. It’s 24-hour access in my gym, so you’ll get to watch everything I do. It’s exciting. I think it’s a new step for the sport, and [it] gives the fans an idea of what it takes to be a MMA fighter.”
Chris’ entire training camp will be streamed on his website: TheChampChallenge.com, starting on Oct. 20.
MMA fans tend to gravitate towards insider content, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Weidman’s experiment turns out to be a success. However, while it would obviously be good for mixed martial arts fans, who will now be able to tune in and see what drills and techniques their favorite fighter is using, it’s also something Silva’s camp can use to their advantage.
After all, all men have weakness, weaknesses which will be a lot easier to spot with constant streams of Weidman’s training sessions.
Weidman doesn’t agree with that chain of thought though.
“I have no secrets,” Weidman added. “Anderson Silva, you can know everything I do, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to walk across that cage and I’m going to bring it to you. It doesn’t affect me. They’re going to have to beat me and that’s what makes it exciting. It makes it even more competitive. That doesn’t bother me. [Anderson] can sign up; he can watch me all he wants.”