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Jack Slack Breaking Down Weidman's Victory

Jack Slack: How Weidman Solved the Machida Riddle
By: Jack Slack, FIGHTLAND
"If I didn't believe that pound-for-pound is an overused and poorly understood concept, I would be happy to argue the case for Chris Weidman being one of the finest fighters at any weight on the planet.

"With his victory over Lyoto Machida last night at UFC 175, Weidman has defeated two of the finest fighters in mixed martial arts history, back to back. And it wasn't because they were cocky, and it wasn't because they were past it, it was because he systematically shut them down and beat them up.

"It was a decent night of fights overall—Urijah Faber remained undefeated in the UFC against people without championship belts as he submitted Alex Caceres, Rob Fent showed that the tall man will always be vulnerable to the overhand as he put away George Roop in 2:19, and Ronda Rousey predictably beat Alexis Davis."

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