"I’m not going to start saying Anderson Silva is a chicken and scared of me," Weidman said. "I do think I am a bad matchup for him. I think I really have him beat in a lot of areas. I don't think he's faced anybody like me. I also can understand from his view point why he doesn't want to fight me, for a couple reasons."
Weidman is a two-time Division I collegiate All-American wrestler, and that is one discipline known to give Silva trouble.
"Right now I think I’m the most deserving to get it if they want to make the [Silva] fight right away," Weidman said. "I just don't know if Anderson Silva will be interested."
No word yet from the UFC on who Weidman or Silva will fight next.
"Whoever UFC decides, I’m good," Weidman said. "I just cant wait to get back in the octagon and just keep proving myself. There are still a million doubters out there and I love proving them wrong. All the people who think I’m going to get killed by Anderson Silva, eventually I want to prove those guys wrong."
Silva could fight any number of top contenders, including Weidman, Hector Lombard or perhaps even UFC light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans.