As close as it seemed Chris Weidman was to a title shot following his win over Mark Munoz back in July, he may have to fight at least one more time before getting a crack at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Weidman has been very vocal over the past weeks since his fight with Munoz on his goal of facing Silva for the middleweight title as soon as possible.

Unfortunately for Weidman, he got very luke warm responses from Anderson Silva and his camp in regards to their interest in that potential fight happening.

While Anderson Silva’s camp doesn’t make matches for the UFC, President Dana White does and he’s pretty sure Weidman will have to fight again before getting a shot at the belt.

“He’s going to fight,” White said when speaking to UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

White said they do have an idea for who Weidman would face next, but didn’t shut down the possibility of him getting a title shot if things fall into place.

Right now, the UFC appears in a holding pattern waiting for the possible super fight between Anderson Silva and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. If St-Pierre wins at UFC 154 in Montreal on Nov 17, then all roads will likely lead to a showdown with Anderson Silva in 2013.

“No (he’s not getting a title shot),” White answered. “I mean it could happen, who knows, we’ll see what happens.”

White admitted that he didn’t want to jump ahead too fast and shut down the possibility of Weidman getting the next title shot, but with everything else that’s been said recently it’s almost a lock that Silva’s next fight is riding on what happens with St-Pierre in November.

Chris Weidman now becomes the odd-man out awaiting word on another fight or if he wants to gamble on Carlos Condit winning at UFC 154, and then throwing his name back into the hat to face Anderson Silva if that scenario plays out.

The ball appears in Chris Weidman’s court for now, but the waiting game is never a fun one for any fighter to play.

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