Ray Longo, the striking coach for the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman has enough confidence to bet that his star pupil will be heading into his UFC 168 rematch against former title holder Anderson Silva with all the confidence in the world.
Longo made an appearance on The MMA Hour where he stated that the fight camp for the champion went absolutely perfectly and he went on to add that he is confident that the former All American can finish the match any which way he wants come the end of this month.
The legendary coach stated that if the match took place the next day, the American would be up for it, he is brimming with such confidence. Longo mentioned that Weidman has been an absolute animal in the gym and his weight is perfect too and the sparring has been spot on. Longo also jokingly added that it’s time to diversify and he believes Weidman should submit Anderson Silva.
He mentioned that there is a good chance for that, Weidman has been point on about absolutely everything throughout the training camp and Longo feels the American is in such good shape and his mental frame is so strong that he can do anything he wants inside the UFC Octagon.
Weidman has been the toast of the 185 lbs weight category of the UFC over the last few months, becoming the first fighter to knock out the legendary Anderson Silva in 38 professional fights and he will be looking to continue that hot streak and extend his run as the champion as he looks forward to having a long and successful run as the champion and create a long standing legacy, just like his predecessor did, going almost six years unbeaten as the champion.