Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/30/13
As the old adage goes, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” If seemingly top contender Chris Weidman is granted a title shot against UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva, Weidman would not hesitate to recruit Chael Sonnen (Pictured) to help him prepare for the baddest 185-pounder in bare feet. “I definitely would,” Weidman said on UFC Tonight of bringing in Sonnen. “If he was willing to train, which I’m sure he would, that would be good. He did take it to Anderson for a full fight and got caught at the end, so he’s been in the ring with him, he knows how Silva works. “I’m sure I’d get a lot of information from him and get a good idea of where I’m at.” Through 16 unblemished UFC fights, 11 being of the championship variety, Sonnen is the only man who has made Silva seem human. He dominated “The Spider” for nearly five full rounds at UFC 117, but was caught in a Hail Mary submission with only 110 ticks remaining on the clock. Sonnen didn’t enjoy nearly as much success in July’s
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