Diabolical marketing hype or well-educated predictions? Either way, it's remarkable to see so many high-profile UFC stars go on record picking a 9-0 underdog in Chris Weidman. And it's even more remarkable they're choosing a man facing the undeniable G.O.A.T., Anderson Silva.
"Every fighter out there that I've talked to and every fighter we've interviewed thinks Weidman is going to beat Anderson," said UFC President Dana White of UFC 162. "These are the guys who know the sport, the pros, and they are all saying Weidman could really shock the world."
Without further ado, here are the UFC stars who have tried their hand at being UFC prophets:
Chael Sonnen (two-time title UFC middleweight title challenger to Anderson Silva)
"Listen, he has two wins over me, it does me no good at all to bash Anderson publically now that our thing is over. But that's not what I am doing here. I think Anderson is an excellent fighter, an awesome fighter, but he's just not winning this fight.