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Chris Weidman: I Think I Should Fight Robert Whittaker

Unsurprisingly, Weidman thinks his stoppage win over Kelvin Gastelum should grant him the next title shot at 185 pounds.

Chris Weidman has been out of action for several months now as he nurses a bunged up thumb injury he suffered in his July victory over Kelvin Gastelum. But that didn’t stop him from flying all the way to Australia for UFC 221 where the future of his division was being decided.

Even with all signs pointing towards the winner of the Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero semi-interim fight getting the next shot at Robert Whittaker, he made his case to reporters in Perth that he was the most deserving.

”I think it’s good that the division will be less chaotic, less weird, so you’ll have just a straight up champion, no interims,” he told Submission Radio. “As for who should fight Whittaker? I don’t know, I think I should. I just beat – what is Gastelum ranked, top five? He’s ranked fifth? I just finished him, he’s never gotten finished in his career.”

As for Romero?

”He just had a loss to Whittaker,” Weidman argued.

Unfortunately for Weidman, that loss from UFC 213 and Romero missing weight didn’t stop UFC president Dana White from confirming Romero as next up for Whittaker. A small glimmer of hope opened up for “The All American” when Yoel declared he’d broken his leg en route to his third round victory over Rockhold. But doctors soon cleared that up and declared Romero ‘good to go’ with a few weeks rest.

That’s longer than it will take for Weidman to get back to training.

”There’s still pain, I’m able to punch decent,” he said regarding his ongoing thumb problems. “But still if I clip the thumb it still hurts. But it’s more the grappling right now, when I go to grab or do any movement I get little sharp pains so I’m not able to squeeze like I’d like. And so I’m at about the six month mark, Khabib says it takes about eight months, so maybe another two months or maybe less.”

”I’m going to go see a doctor in Las Vegas coming up here and get some injections and hopefully speed up the process.”

We assume he’s talking about stem cells. Why fighters aren’t soaking in the stuff like Neo in the Matrix is beyond me. Regardless of his thumb, it sounds like Weidman will be stuck on the sidelines with no title shot unless something crazy happens … which given the past two years at 185 pounds, is not that unlikely.

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Chris Weidman: I Think I Should Fight Robert Whittaker

Unsurprisingly, Weidman thinks his stoppage win over Kelvin Gastelum should grant him the next title shot at 185 pounds.

Chris Weidman has been out of action for several months now as he nurses a bunged up thumb injury he suffered in his July victory over Kelvin Gastelum. But that didn’t stop him from flying all the way to Australia for UFC 221 where the future of his division was being decided.

Even with all signs pointing towards the winner of the Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero semi-interim fight getting the next shot at Robert Whittaker, he made his case to reporters in Perth that he was the most deserving.

”I think it’s good that the division will be less chaotic, less weird, so you’ll have just a straight up champion, no interims,” he told Submission Radio. “As for who should fight Whittaker? I don’t know, I think I should. I just beat – what is Gastelum ranked, top five? He’s ranked fifth? I just finished him, he’s never gotten finished in his career.”

As for Romero?

”He just had a loss to Whittaker,” Weidman argued.

Unfortunately for Weidman, that loss from UFC 213 and Romero missing weight didn’t stop UFC president Dana White from confirming Romero as next up for Whittaker. A small glimmer of hope opened up for “The All American” when Yoel declared he’d broken his leg en route to his third round victory over Rockhold. But doctors soon cleared that up and declared Romero ‘good to go’ with a few weeks rest.

That’s longer than it will take for Weidman to get back to training.

”There’s still pain, I’m able to punch decent,” he said regarding his ongoing thumb problems. “But still if I clip the thumb it still hurts. But it’s more the grappling right now, when I go to grab or do any movement I get little sharp pains so I’m not able to squeeze like I’d like. And so I’m at about the six month mark, Khabib says it takes about eight months, so maybe another two months or maybe less.”

”I’m going to go see a doctor in Las Vegas coming up here and get some injections and hopefully speed up the process.”

We assume he’s talking about stem cells. Why fighters aren’t soaking in the stuff like Neo in the Matrix is beyond me. Regardless of his thumb, it sounds like Weidman will be stuck on the sidelines with no title shot unless something crazy happens … which given the past two years at 185 pounds, is not that unlikely.

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UFC on Fox 25 Weigh-ins: Chris Weidman, Kelvin Gastelum Set for Middleweight Clash

The newly-renovated Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, is set to host its first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Saturday as former middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to turn his career around against Kelvin Gastelum.
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NYSAC Denies Chris Weidman’s Appeal of Loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210

Chris Weidman’s controversial loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 will remain on his mixed martial arts record.
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The Weekly Grind: Chris Weidman, Gian Villante throw down at kid’s birthday party

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour.

As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting.

To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.”

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Me as Ultimate warrior and @gpvillante as Hulk Hogan #cjsbirthdayparty

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Wouldn’t be like me

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If you’re going through a storm, keep going.

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How to confuse your dog And yes, I am rockin Ripley’s @reebok alien stompers

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Keeping my mama @annmaria7gen warm when she stopped by #BOTNS

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Out here with the kings @blessedmma and @yancymedeiros showing me how the Hawaiian party on the beach #champs #hawaiilife

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Абрикосовый сезон открыт))) В Горах хорошо, очень хорошо @eagles_mma

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#fbf

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Litty @kendricklamar

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#friendship

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#bombergwarriors

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We had a great time in Singapore thank you for all the love!!! Can’t wait for #ufcsingapore it’s gonna be great!!!

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Enjoying the beautiful sun here​ in Singapore at the #infitinitipool what a beautiful journey we are on #ufcsingapore

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Amazing boxing session today with #Deweycooper. #thepredator #Reebok #Reebokfr #BeMoreHuman

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Bullet Valentina @bulletvalentina

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Getting ready for War

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#love #loveforever

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#cyborgnation

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Ready!!! 4 weeks…. #july8th #ufc213 #teampettis

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Really look forward to watching @RyanDCouture fight and for me to participate at the 6/24 event #BellatorNYC

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Groom, Groomst, Groomst’d've. @tamethebeast #tamethebeast

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Só na resenha comendo @emersonfalcaovieira @restaurantebroz

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Just surfing with my Girl Luna

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Chris Weidman Is Not Paige VanZant

Earlier in the week, Paige VanZant posted a video of her hyping Reebok apparel but doing it in a very suggestive, sexual way. The backlash was immediate, and she quickly took it down. Did it cross the line? Eh, who cares. I’m not her father, so I’m not going to throw a fit and tell […]

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Chris Weidman Is Not Paige VanZant

Earlier in the week, Paige VanZant posted a video of her hyping Reebok apparel but doing it in a very suggestive, sexual way. The backlash was immediate, and she quickly took it down. Did it cross the line? Eh, who cares. I’m not her father, so I’m not going to throw a fit and tell […]

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Chris Weidman shows support for Paige VanZant in ‘sexy’ way

Paige VanZant is not the only fighter making provocative videos showing off the latest Reebok collection.

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman took to Twitter on Thursday to impersonate the 23-year-old VanZant and recreate the controversial video the strawweight fighter made earlier this week, advertising the ‘black and white’ Reebok collection in a seductive manner. VanZant’s video, which has now been deleted, caused a lot of controversy between her fellow UFC fighters and fans.

Below is Weidman’s video along with VanZant’s original post:

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Frankie Perez to meet Chris Wade at UFC on FOX 25 on Long Island

It’ll be New Jersey vs. Long Island at Nassau Coliseum.

Frankie Perez will take on Chris Wade at UFC on FOX 25 on July 22 in Uniondale, N.Y., MMA Fighting confirmed Wednesday after the initial report by Newsday’s Mark La Monica.

The two men actually fought previously in 2014 for Ring of Combat, with Wade successfully defending his ROC lightweight title against Perez by split decision.

Perez (10-3) came out of a brief retirement in December, falling to Marc Diakiese by unanimous decision. The Howel, N.J., native stepped away from the sport after a knockout win over Sam Stout in 2015, but returned last year. Perez, 27, trains out of Ricardo Almeida’s gym and is a teammate of Frankie Edgar and others.

Wade (11-3) has dropped two in a row, most recently a unanimous decision loss to Islam Makhachev last September. The Long Island native started his UFC career on a three-fight winning streak prior to this recent skid. Wade, 29, was a top wrestler in college and trains out of Long Island MMA.

UFC on FOX 25 doesn’t have a headliner set. The only other bout currently booked is a light heavyweight fight between Gian Villante and Patrick Cummins.

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Frankie Perez to meet Chris Wade at UFC on FOX 25 on Long Island

It’ll be New Jersey vs. Long Island at Nassau Coliseum.

Frankie Perez will take on Chris Wade at UFC on FOX 25 on July 22 in Uniondale, N.Y., MMA Fighting confirmed Wednesday after the initial report by Newsday’s Mark La Monica.

The two men actually fought previously in 2014 for Ring of Combat, with Wade successfully defending his ROC lightweight title against Perez by split decision.

Perez (10-3) came out of a brief retirement in December, falling to Marc Diakiese by unanimous decision. The Howel, N.J., native stepped away from the sport after a knockout win over Sam Stout in 2015, but returned last year. Perez, 27, trains out of Ricardo Almeida’s gym and is a teammate of Frankie Edgar and others.

Wade (11-3) has dropped two in a row, most recently a unanimous decision loss to Islam Makhachev last September. The Long Island native started his UFC career on a three-fight winning streak prior to this recent skid. Wade, 29, was a top wrestler in college and trains out of Long Island MMA.

UFC on FOX 25 doesn’t have a headliner set. The only other bout currently booked is a light heavyweight fight between Gian Villante and Patrick Cummins.

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