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Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

UFC on FOX 25: Chris Weidman Calls Out Michael Bisping, Says Champ is “Running”

Chris Weidman (right)

By FCF Staff

Now that Chris Weidman has returned to the win column, the former middleweight champ has turned his sites to the division’s current king, Michael Bisping.

Weidman took on Kelvin Gastelum last night at UFC on FOX 25, and came back from a first round, knockdown, to submit the latter in round three. After the fight, the New York fighter had this to say about the current middleweight champ, Bisping (quote via MMA Junkie):

“I want what the people want,” Weidman said. “I know I’m the best in the world. Bisping has been running. He did a great job – he got the belt when I gave him the opportunity to get the belt. Before that, he never even had an opportunity to fight for the belt. I gave him that shot. Since then, he hasn’t fought anybody that was the No. 1 contender.

“He’s been running. He’s got injuries. I don’t know what he’s doing. I’m the champ. I’m the best guy in the world, and I think people know that. If Bisping grows some balls, that fight will happen. I know (Robert) Whittaker just did a great job winning the interim belt (against Yoel Romero at UFC 213), but I think he’s hurt. He’s got knee surgery. I’m available. I’m ready to go. We’ll see what happens.”

Weidman was coming off losses to Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero and Gegard Mousasi heading into last night’s action. Bisping has not fought since last October, when he earned a tightly contested, decision win over Dan Henderson.

UFC on FOX 25 took place in Long Island, New York.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:17 am
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