Chris Weidman believes that it is his time to become UFC Middleweight champion ahead of his much anticipated showdown with UFC superstar Anderson Silva tomorrow night.
Speaking to UFC.com, Weidman said: “I’m in this sport for one reason, and that’s to be champion.
“It would be a discredit to my family if I was in here talking and not believing in myself, not believing I’m the best in the world. It would be a waste of time.
“I’m not just talking the talk; I’m in there to win, and that’s it. There’s no point in this fight where it’s `I just want to see how I do.’
“I know what it’s like to lose, and I know what it’s like to beat yourself, and I’m not going to let that happen. I’m not going to walk away from that cage saying, `Uh, I wish I would have tried this or that.’ I’m going full force and that’s it.”
Weidman has an undefeated record so far in his UFC career and is expected to be the experienced Silva’s biggest threat towards his title, after numerous successful defences of the belt.
“It’s pretty cool,” he says of the praise he has got from fellow fighters. “I have a lot of confidence in myself, but when you have peers that haven’t ever seen me train see something in me where they think I can be a champion, it’s definitely a nice feeling.”
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