26 Nov 2019, 12:25 IST
Chris Weidman is 1-5 in his final six fights, all of his losses being through knockout. There is no doubt that the previous UFC Middleweight Champion has solely fought a row of killers, however the fixed knockouts have gotten many to query whether or not he has it in him to proceed his profession in MMA.
Weidman was lately on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Present and shut down any speak of retirement, saying:
“Undoubtedly persevering with to struggle, that’s not in query in any respect… I’ve been by means of hell, I’ve had 23 surgical procedures, however I really feel good proper now, I do know that sounds loopy… I really feel like I’m nonetheless able to some massive issues.” (H/T Aaron Bronsteter of TSN)
Weidman was final knocked out by Dominick Reyes in his Gentle Heavyweight debut. With that win, Reyes has earned a title shot in opposition to Jon Jones and shall be competing for the title in the primary occasion of the February 2020 PPV.
As of now, Weidman does not appear certain as as to if he’ll return to Middleweight or keep at Gentle Heavyweight:
“I’m unsure if I’m going to return to all the way down to 185 or keep at 205.”
Weidman faces a dilemma that his previous rival Luke Rockhold confronted. When leaping as much as 205 kilos, he has a dimension drawback. Nonetheless, at Middleweight, he has to chop much more weight, which is of course extra tense to him throughout coaching camp.
Hopefully, Weidman makes the fitting determination and takes a step down in competitors. He is confronted nothing however elite-level fighters for years and his chin hasn’t been in a position to maintain up that nicely. Following his final devastating knockout loss, many known as for Weidman to retire, however the former Champion is decided to maintain going and push by means of.
He acknowledged his curiosity in a fast turnaround, so anticipate a return in early 2020.
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