Weidman boasts: I can finish Silva

Posted at 07/18/2012 5:20 PM | Updated as of 07/19/2012 8:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Middleweight contender Chris Weidman promises a victory for himself if given the title shot against reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship titlist Anderson Silva.

Weidman is coming off a stunning upset against “Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Muñoz during their recent fight in UFC on Fuel TV.

He believes he now deserves to challenge Silva.

Weidman said that when he gets the chance, he’ll finish Silva just like what he did to his other opponents.

"Every single time I've had a full training camp, I've finished the fight,” Weidman said in MMA Fighting.

The 6-foot-2 wrestler said that stylistically, he poses problems for a stand-up guy like Silva, which is why he is confident with his chances against the Brazilian MMA superstar.

“I'm not in here to just to be able to share the cage with Anderson Silva. That's not my goal at all, I'd be far from content with that. I'm going in there to beat Anderson Silva. And to finish Anderson Silva,” said Weidman.