Chris Weidman Believes He Is A Threat For UFC Light Heavyweight King Jon Jones
Chris Weidman suffered four defeats in his last five bouts. After back-to-back losses to Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, and Gegard Mousasi, “The All-American” rebounded back with a submission win over Kelvin Gastelum. He last fought at UFC 230, where Jacare Souza finished him in the third round.
A few days ago, the former 185-pound champion Weidman announced his days in UFC Middleweight division were over.
“The All-American” could show way better performances in Light Heavyweight division. After all, Chris doesn’t have to deplete himself to reach the weight limit anymore.
BJJ black belt Chris Weidman thinks there will be more power in his striking, ground game and wrestling. Moreover, Weidman says he could be a problem for the 205-pound king and one of the most dominant fighters in the history of this sport, Jon Jones. (h/t BJPenn.com)
“Honestly I think I bring a lot of problems to the table with my wrestling, my jiu-jitsu,” Chris Weidman said at a media scrum at UFC 238. “Also I’m long, and I have power in my hands — especially at 205, I think that might be a benefit for me. I think I’ll even hit harder.
“I think my wrestling and jiu-jitsu, on paper, is better than his. The way he’s able to mix it up so well on the feet and then trick you with his standup and also look for takedowns, the way he uses his elbows and knees… We haven’t seen a guy do it as well as him. So I give him 100% props. But if I’m able to drag it into what I’m great at, I think I bring a serious problem. And also my pace, my pace is something that I think I really bring to the table. I don’t know if a lot of 205 pounders can hold up to that.”
Do you think Chris Weidman could give Jon Jones a hard time?