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Sunday, Aug 20, 2017

Chris Weidman Says Michael Bisping’s Not “The Biggest Challenge”

Chris Weidman (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Chris Weidman and Michael Bisping have traded plenty of verbal shots in recent months, but if the “All-American” never gets a chance to face “The Count”, he’ll be just fine…

After Weidman submitted Kelvin Gastelum in July, the former middleweight champ campaigned for a bout with Bisping. But, the latter is expected to defend the title against Georges St-Pierre, at UFC 217 on November 4th.

Since Bisping won the 185 title last June, by knocking out Luke Rockhold, the 38 year-old has said he doesn’t intend to fight for that much longer. So, if Bisping were to lose to St-Pierre later this year, some have questioned if the British star might retire.

Weidman was a guest on the latest “Submission Radio“, and when asked if he’ll be upset if he never gets to fight Bisping, he stated this (quote via Bloody Elbow):

“Nah, I don’t care,” Weidman said. “I want the biggest challenges, and honestly I don’t think he’s the biggest challenge. Definitely, whether he’s the champ or not, he’s not the individual that I get excited to fight because he’s champion. I could get excited to fight him if he had the belt. Other than that, which I don’t see him having the belt very long, I don’t see any reason to fight him.”

Weidman’s win over Gastelum snapped the New York fighter’s three fight, losing skid.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:30 am
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