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Thursday, Nov 28, 2019

Chris Weidman Says He’s “Healthy Already”, Wants to Fight Soon, Following Stoppage Loss at UFC Boston

Chris Weidman (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Following a quick, stoppage loss to Dominick Reyes in October, Chris Weidman is reporting he’s healthy and ready to fight in early 2020.

The former middleweight champion faced the light-heavyweight contender at UFC Boston, and Weidman was finished by strikes in round one. Since the fight marked the fourth time in Weidman’s last five fights, questions were raised about the star’s future.

But, since the loss, Weidman has made it clear he plans to keep fighting. More recently, the 35-year-old spoke with ESPN, and while doing so, Weidman said this (quote via MMA Junkie):

“In a perfect world – I mean, I’m healthy already – February, March, something like that,” Weidman said. “Yeah pretty quick. Listen, I know it sounds crazy: ‘You just got knocked out, what are you coming back quick for?’ But it wasn’t like I got knocked out cold. Literally, like, legs went out from underneath me, he was hitting me with shots, and I remember the whole thing. I had no concussion symptoms like I’ve had concussion symptoms over the years from some of my fights. And you know when your brain needs a rest. This time, it wasn’t that situation at all.”

“I could make (1)85 again,” he added. “205 was fun. It was less stressful, and I feel like I could beat anybody up , but we’ve just got to look at the divisions and figure it out. So I’m not sure if I’m going to go back down to ’85 or stay at 205.”

Weidman currently carries a record of 14-5, following his loss to Reyes,

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:22 am
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