In the wake of enduring a three battle losing streak from 2015 to 2017, Chris Weidman got back on the triumphant track by taking out Kelvin Gastelum by means of third-round accommodation at UFC on FOX 25 in July of 2017.
Shockingly for the previous Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight boss of the world, his force was stopped by thumb damage endured amid the battle, which has prompted a few medical procedures and additional time on the sidelines than he may enjoyed.
In any case, don’t go overlooking “All American” at this time, as the ex-division ruler pronounced on The MMA Hour once he comes back to activity, the remainder of the 185-pound contenders will have a difficult, but not impossible task ahead as he is certain he can directly through the challenge on his way back to the top
I have some great fights coming for myself. I have accomplished a lot, but I am still young in my MMA career, as far as fights. I have a lot of great things coming. I’m not to the point where I am going to start looking back and wishing or saying ‘If I wasn’t injured for that, or this things would be different.’ I am very blessed in where I am in this sport. I am blessed for everything I have accomplished so far and I am blessed with the abilities that I have. When I speak and say I am the best in the world and have the capability to dominate everybody in my weight class, I really believe that. If I give half of my energy to this sport and really didn’t give 100-percent of my mental to this sport, then I could finish my career as a fan favorite; win some, lose some, win some big fights, lose some big fights. But I feel I really have the mentality and the physical abilities to completely dominate my weight class. I have to get back physically first with this hand, and get my mentality where I need to be and I can run through everybody.
Can’t thump the certainty.
The way things are, “All American” as of now verifies the No. 4 spot on the authority UFC rankings (full rundown here), and hasn’t been truly influenced by going 1-3 since 2015. With a pending return not long from now, there won’t be a lack of top challengers prepared and willing to greet back the previous division lord.
Meanwhile, current victor Robert Whittaker will safeguard his title against Yoel Romero — who holds a savage knockout success over Weidman — in the headliner of UFC 225 on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Ill.