Chris Weidman is a great example of a wrestler turn into a tremendous mixed martial artist. The UFC middleweight was able to take his amateur wrestling skills and pick up the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game extremely well, and then add on striking and combine them all in a seamless blend. Besides his strong technical game, one of Chris Weidman's greatest assets is his mind. The Psychology major has been able to understand the mental aspect of the game extremely well and creates the right mental processes in his mind to achieve success. He has able to use his confidence to achieve the goal he dreamed of from the moment he began fighting in mixed martial arts: defeat Anderson Silva and win the UFC middleweight title.
Here are some great quotes from Long Island native Chris Weidman: