Chris Weidman may fight again this year. | Dave
At the UFC
175 post-fight press conference, focus had already shifted from
Weidman’s impressive title defense against Lyoto
Machida to whom Weidman will fight next.
The undefeated middleweight champion was pelted with questions as
he sat to the right of UFC President Dana White, including whether
he would like to fight again before the end of 2014.
“Probably,” Weidman told reporters in Las Vegas after his unanimous
This could bode well for the UFC if it is able to book the
“All-American” in a bout against Vitor
Belfort. White confirmed that the promotion is eyeing “The
Phenom” as Weidman’s next opponent, given that Belfort can
straighten out his issues regarding regulatory drug testing with
the Nevada Athletic Commission.
“I think what’s next and what everybody would like to see, what I’d
like to see and what you’d like to see, is probably Vitor Belfort,”
White said. “So, let’s see what happens with Vitor, if this guy can
get his business handled.”
Weidman and Belfort were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 173
in Las Vegas, but Machida stepped in as a replacement after Belfort
failed a random NAC drug test in February and withdrew from the