Some guys hype a fight by asking for a medium-rare steak.
Others do it by balancing their budgets, like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight number one contender Chris Weidman, who is passing on the opportunity to negotiate a new contract until after he defeats Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162, booked for July 6, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because that's when the "All American" (via MMA Junkie) will be worth the most.
"I think we're just going to keep the contract. I'm definitely okay with making what I was making. I think I was making $24,000 (to show) and $24,000 (as a win bonus). I want to do that because then after I beat Anderson like I plan on doing, then obviously the contract will jump up more than if I was to rip up the contract now. I'm ready to put all my eggs in one basket and put my money where my mouth is. When people hear that, it's almost like I'm talking smack. But I'm j...