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UFC 162 Betting Odds: Anderson Silva Opens as Just a 2-to-1 Favorite (!!!!) Over Chris Weidman [UPDATED]

(If 10 cc’s of Desflurane can’t keep this kid down, NOTHING CAN.) 

I was there. I was there the last time Anderson Silva was listed as anything less than a 3-to-1 favorite over his opponent. It was called 2011. Barack Obama was President, George W. Bush was in the White House, and Bill Clinton was running this country into the ground. The event was UFC 126, which was being held in a little hole in the wall town in what is now Nevada. Some fella by the name of Vitor shows up, starts picking off so-called “former middleweight champions.” Before we knew what hit us, he was trying to dethrone old Andy in our own backyard. So Vitor had to go.

Now this fella by the name of Weidman storms into town, flashing them dimes like a big shot and making noise, and wouldn’t you know it, he’s currently listed as one of the smallest underdogs (+165) Anderson has faced in his entire UFC career. It’s a load of claptrap if you ask me; this Weidman feller hasn’t fought in almost a year and is coming off shoulder surgery to boot. But if history is any indication, a moderately-favored Anderson Silva is the most dangerous Anderson Silva. Be careful what you wish for, Weidman. Be careful. What. You. Wish. For.

[UPDATED] – 4 p.m.

Well, that was a lot of buildup for nothing. In the hours since this was originally written, Anderson has already improved to just under a 3-to-1 favorite. Still, it seems that the bookies are giving Weidman’s grappling prowess a lot of respect all things considered.

I apologize for wasting your time.

-J. Jones

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Mrtrue- March 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm
Nobody will ever beat the spider
MaritalArtist- March 9, 2013 at 8:23 pm
Weidman is a very good fighter. It would surprise me if he won, but not hugely so.
FightZen- March 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm
After all that things you've wasted our time with, the one time it wasn't actually your fault, is the time you apologize?!
Sopapo- March 9, 2013 at 11:12 am
I have been telling all my friends that Weidman is the best fighter A.Silva will have ever faced. Im not saying he is better than Hendo, im saying that he is a tougher match up for Silva. you get what im sayin? anyone supports my claim or am i alone here?
What_the_Cuss- March 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm
+1 on the Out Cold reference.
mma4ever- March 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm
Appology accepted
Mr_Misanthropy- March 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm
The video is a pretty accurate description of how he's going to sound after Anderson has his way with him. Next!
FightZen- March 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm
This video is a pretty accurate description of what Mr_Misanthropy sounds like with Andy's nuts in his mouuuuutttthhhh! #SickBurn
Mr_Misanthropy- March 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm
Keep your deviant sexual fantasies to yourself.

I just don't see what Weedman has done that makes so many people swing from his nuts. 3 KO's in 9 fights? The fact that he won a decision against Maia? We'll see. The proof is in the pudding, so to speak.