UFC 168: WEIDMAN, “I’D BEEN WORKING ON GETTING THE KNEE ON THE SHIN TO STOP THE LEG KICKS”

LOS ANGELES, CA – The following quotes are from tonight’s UFC 168 POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FOX SPORTS 1. The show was hosted by Jon Anik, with UFC light heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Chael Sonnen offering analysis. Ariel Helwani conducted interviews on-site.

UFC 168 POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FOX SPORTS 1 Analyst Chael Sonnen on Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva: “There were lots of similarities from the last time they fought to tonight. At the start it was a feeling out process. Then we saw a single leg takedown by Weidman. Chris hurts Silva later in the round. There were no reckless submission attempts by Weidman.”

UFC 168 POSTFIGHT SHOW ON FOX SPORTS 1 Analyst Daniel Cormier on Weidman checking Silva’s kick: “You could tell that Chris had prepared for the kicks. Silva was going to kick him and he checked it perfectly.”

Chis Weidman on his leg check: “Ray Longo broke someone’s leg in the gym like that. I’ve been working on getting the knee on the shin to stop the leg kicks. It’s one of those things, you want to make them pay for it, but you don’t want to break it.”

Weidman on how he felt in the Octagon: “I felt good out there. There was nothing he was going to do to surprise me. I had a lot of tools over him.”

Weidman on his knee injury: “It’s probably a torn meniscus or some cartilage. I felt great in the fight. I’m not making any excuses. But I’ve got to go see some doctors to check it out. I might have to get it scoped, but I’m ready to get in there.”

Sonnen on if Silva would have retired if he won the fight: “I believe if Anderson left the fight healthy and with the belt, he would have retired. For him to come back after this, it’s wishful at best.”