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Weidman believes confidence will carry him to victory over Silva

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05:09 PM ET 06.24 | UFC middleweight Chris Weidman faces Anderson Silva in the main event at UFC 162 for the middleweight title. Before that, however, he's facing questions about his ability to win from fans, the media and others. Weidman has responded, saying most people lose before they even face Silva. In his mind, his own self-confidence is what will carry him through to victory. "I think what just got people going is my confidence," Weidman said. "I'm not going to take that back, because I truly am confident. There should be no reason that I'm fighting if I wasn't confident. I have a lot of respect for Anderson Silva, but I'm confident I can beat him and I think that's what gets people all up in arms, because they can't believe that I would have the disrespect to think that I could beat Anderson Silva. I earned this opportunity and I'm going to go in there and make the best of it."

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, Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
June 24, 2013  05:35 PM ET

Confidence will only carry you so far and it won't help when Silva is pounding on you

 
June 25, 2013  01:16 PM ET

I never like to say "no chance" because anything can happen.

No chance.

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