Kennedy: Weidman Won’t Be Ready For Machida By July
Chris Weidman underwent double-knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to face-off with Lyoto Machida on July 5 in Las Vegas.
These two things don’t add up to UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, who believes the champ needs more time to recover. (Maybe he hasn’t seen this video)
“There’s no way he’s ready by July,” Tim Kennedy told MMAjunkie. “No way.”
“I mean, you’re an athlete,” Kennedy said. “Remember Chuck Liddell at the end of his career? He still had the heart and mind of being a champion. His body just couldn’t do it. Chris Weidman is young, and still has everything to be a champion for a long time. But what your mind and heart tell you is sometimes different than what your body will allow you to do. You have to be a smart athlete.”
This fight, even on the heels of Weidman’s surgery, is a go according to UFC officials. They do not expect Weidman’s recent surgeries to impact his readiness for the title defense against Machida.