Weidman thinks beating Silva the first time was the hardest part, so now it's just a matter of doing what he's supposed to do by stopping him during a second meeting.
"He wouldn't be so good just putting his hands up and looking like a typical Thai boxer," Weidman said of Silva. "You know what the guy is going to do more if he's doing that. He likes to come from different angles from his hands down. Trust me, he's not coming in like you think he's going to be coming in.
"People say that he's going to get pissed off, and it's going to be this whole new Anderson Silva – it's going to be easier," Weidman added. "I'm very happy with the situation, and it's exactly where I thought I was going to be, and it's time to prove myself again on (Dec.) 28, so I'm excited."
Weidman says Silva's "clowning" tactics were a blessing in disguise, as it helped him time the shot that knocked him out cold in their first meeting.
"He was saying that when we were hitting mitts (before the fight)," Weidman said. "We were going over it – his hands are down, he's clowning, what do you do? The whole thing with that is you punch a hole through his chest, and then you come up to the head. So when he's leaning back and doing that, you go right to the body – he's not going to be able to move his chest – and then you're able to calculate your head shot. That's pretty much what I was able to do.
"I made him beatable," he continued. "Now other people recognize it. It makes it a little easier for me knowing that he's going to put his hands down and he can do all that stuff, but I know if I connect on him, I'm going to knock him out. So I think that's a big plus. So I just have a lot of options in this next fight. I'm even more comfortable on my feet with him in this next fight, which is going to open up my takedowns and submissions even more. So I'm really confident going into this next fight."