FOX broadcaster Jay Glazer spoke about Chris Weidman and him going into Weidman’s fight with Lyoto Machida at UFC 175.
“He has the potential to be the next star. He’s a good-looking guy, and he’s as down to earth as you’re ever going to get. The sport can change some people, and it hasn’t to him.”
Chris Weidman (11-0) Has five knockouts, three submissions and 3 decision victories. Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a four fight winning streak.
“Machida’s tough for everybody. He’s a matchup nightmare no matter who you are. I just want Chris – if he wins – I just want him to get the respect he finally deserves.”
He beat Anderson Silva via KO at UFC 162 – Silva vs. Weidman on Jul / 06 / 2013 to win the Middleweight title. He would then go on to retain the title in a back to back fight with Silva when he won the fight via TKO at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 on Dec / 28 / 2013.
“I think he is a star, but he’s not yet polished. He’s the future, and he’s legitimately one of the sweetest human beings you’ll ever meet in your life. His shtick is that he has no shtick.”
UFC 175 goes down this Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass, Fox Sports 1 and PPV. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass / Fox Sports 1 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on PPV. The headlining fight is Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida – for middleweight title, the co-main event is Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis – for women’s bantamweight title The event airs from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The show starts with Guilherme Vasconcelos vs. Luke Zachrich on UFC Fight Pass, then the first prelim fight on Fox Sports 1 with George Roop vs. Rob Font and then starting the real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.