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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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Robert Whittaker Details Decision to Pull Out of UFC 221 in Australia

Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight ace Robert Whittaker appeared on the “The MMA Hour” and detailed his decision to pull out of UFC 221, which will be held this weekend in Perth, Australia.
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Robert Whittaker Gives Surprising Update on Health Situation; Champ Excited for Rockhold-Romero

Things are looking up for UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.
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MMA Coach Robert Follis’ Death Ruled a Suicide by Clark County Coroner

The death of distinguished MMA coach Robert Follis has been ruled a suicide.
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Former Team Quest/Xtreme Couture Coach Robert Follis Dies

Robert Follis, one of the founding coaches of Team Quest and Xtreme Couture, died this weekend. Details are sparse, but it is known he was battling depression. I only interacted with Follis once – he was a West Coaster and I stuck to East Coast events, but he did come to a Ring of Combat […]

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Midnight Mania! St. Pierre had every intention of fighting Robert Whittaker until he got colitis

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Despite what Dana White might tell you, Georges St. Pierre had every intention of honoring his contract and fighting Robert Whittaker at Middleweight. That’s according to his coach John Danaher, who spoke today on the MMA Hour. Unfortunately, colitis, a very serious health condition that has him fasting every other day, interfered. St. Pierre tried to put on weight before his title fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 217; not only was he unable to do so, coming into the fight at just over 190 pounds, but the attempt took a serious toll on his health.

This runs counter to Dana White’s claim that St. Pierre never intended to fight Whittaker. Danaher refuted another claim made by White- that GSP didn’t want to fight anyone at welterweight. According to Danaher, GSP DID want to come back for the welterweight crown once Tyron Woodley became champion. It was Danaher who talked him into moving up to middleweight, and a group of coaches, including Zahabi, Roach, Danaher, met with GSP to come up with a career plan.

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Insomnia

Robert Whittaker is finding some picturesque places to train:

Remember how Jason Knight got docked a point for biting Gabriel Benitez’s fingers? Well, guess what? Benitez shouldn’t have put his fingers in Jason’s mouth, according to the Kid.

Nicco Montano finally has money- but no one will take it without credit.

Will Cain Velasquez actually stay healthy this time?

The two best actors who are also UFC lightweights, want to fight each other. Felder is a trained thespian (theater actor) while Iaquinta apparently was a surprising natural in a TV pilot that was never picked up. What’s really important, though, is that there’s no way this isn’t a barnburner.

Whoever is running Sylvester Stallone’s account pranked us with a “big announcement” that had nothing to do with Brock Lesnar.

Remember Keaton Jones, that kid who was bullied at school? Well, what was apparently a fake account was using that to try and scam folks out of their money.

This was, apparently a fake account.

Aljamain Sterling is surprisingly cool with all the memes about him dabbing after getting knocked out.

This kid is gonna be a monster

Logan Gibson working on his kicks at the @bmfranch tonight. #OhWeThrowingSpinningShitNow

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“Cub Swanson issues a statement after his loss” feels too formal to say he said this:

Even in a loss, Swanson set a record:

McGregor wants this to come across tough, but it’s just a sappy new dad post

My little beast in the making ❤️

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

A man won an MMA fight with a dragon sleeper.

DRAGON SLEEPER IN MMA! #mma #submission #ufc #prowrestling

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Another knee to the head


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Georges St. Pierre Opens as Slight Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Conor McGregor, Robert Whittaker

Newly-crowned middleweight Georges St. Pierre has a number of intriguing options for his next UFC fight, and “Rush” is already a slight betting favorite against two potential foes.
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Georges St. Pierre Opens as Slight Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Conor McGregor, Robert Whittaker

Newly-crowned middleweight Georges St. Pierre has a number of intriguing options for his next UFC fight, and “Rush” is already a slight betting favorite against two potential foes.
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Robert Whittaker: Georges St. Pierre ‘Looked Slower Than He’s Ever Been’ at UFC 217

Robert Whittaker likes his chances should he face Georges St. Pierre in a middleweight title unification bout somewhere down the road.
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