Former Chris Weidman finally put himself back on track for a shot at the title in the not too distant future. Now that Robert Whittaker is out due to injury, that title shot is closer than ever.middleweight champion
On Saturday night, Weidman faced Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25 with a very successful win following a downward spiral for a couple of years. While the fight was fairly competitive in striking, the American mixed martial artist proved to be much more dominant on the ground. Weidman secured an arm-triangle choke in the third-round at 3:45, putting a stop to Gastelum winning streak.
After his victory, Weidman voiced his interest in fighting Michael Bisping on the mic inside the Octagon. The former champ strongly believes he is the “best in the world” and that Bisping has had an unusual reign with the middleweight title, dogging No.1 contenders this entire time.
I want what the people want, I know I’m the best in the world. Bisping has been running. He did a great job, he got the belt when I gave him the opportunity to get the belt. Before that, he never even had an opportunity to fight for the belt. I gave him that shot, and since then he hasn’t fought anybody that was a No. 1 contender. He’s been running, he’s got injuries, I don’t know what he’s doing.
I’m the champ. I’m the best guy in the world, and I think people know that. And if Bisping grows some balls, that fight will happen. I know (interim champion Robert) Whittaker just did a great job winning the interim belt, but I think he’s hurt, he’s got knee surgery. I’m available, I’m ready to go. We’ll see what happens.
Bisping who is currently sidelined with a knee injury is expected to be healthy around September-November, so we may see this fight come to fruition. The superfight with Georges St-Pierre is also still potentially on the table around that time, but an eye injury is currently is stopping this fight from ever really happening.
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