Chris Weidman Admits He Wasn’t Sure If He’d Fight Again After Loss To Brad Tavares

Chris Weidman is ready for another battle in the octagon.

Chris Weidman
Image Credit: Chris Weidman's Instagram

Chris Weidman is ready for one more fight.

Weidman broke his leg in a gruesome fashion against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 which resulted in him needing multiple surgeries. Immediately, many were uncertain if he would fight again, but the former middleweight champ was able to return in August, two-and-a-half years after his leg break.

Despite being able to come back from the leg break, Chris Weidman suffered a lopsided decision loss to Brad Tavares. After the fight, he admitted he wasn’t sure if he would compete again, but is booked to return at UFC Atlantic City against Bruno Silva.

Chris Weidman says UFC Atlantic City could be his last fight

“Honestly, I wasn’t sure either. I’m setting myself up for the future, and I wasn’t sure,” Weidman said to Daniel Cormier on his YouTube channel. “I was kind of listening to my body, just trying to get healthy. Mentally and motivational-wise, and technique-wise, I still think I’m (at the) top of the world, but my body’s just taking a beating. This could be my last fight. I’m gonna kind of make that decision throughout the training camp and see how I feel. If my body can handle a hard training camp again, and it might be the last one, it might not be. 

“The reason why I even took this fight pretty quickly, it didn’t even matter who it was because it was offered in Atlantic City. That’s where I started my career was Atlantic City because at the time, MMA wasn’t legal in New York. So, the New York guys had to fight in Ring of Combat in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I just think it would be pretty cool to go back there where it all started and see how I feel. It’s a good payday, see how my body feels and we’ll go from there,” Weidman added.

Interestingly, Weidman kicked off his MMA journey 15 years ago in the same city where his next fight is set to happen. If he secures the win, this full circle moment might just be the perfect one to call it a career. The decision hinges on how he feels physically, considering the accumulated wear and tear over the years.

Published on January 11, 2024 at 10:28 am
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