Chris Weidman is recovering from a neck surgery procedure that put him out of his title fight with Luke Rockhold at UFC 199.
Instead of Weidman fighting for the title, Michael Bisping stepped in with less than two weeks notice and shocked the world when he knocked Rockhold out in the first round of their title fight.
“All of a sudden he’s the matchmaker – Bisping the matchmaker,” Weidman told MMA Junkie of the champion’s yearning to rematch Dan Henderson in his first title defense.. “It’s weird. The guy’s been trying to catch my attention, he’s been trying to talk, and he’s just been talking down on my career since I’ve been in the sport, since I got into the UFC. He’s never said a nice thing about me. Now all of a sudden this guy’s champion and it’s really because of me. He should really just be thanking me, kissing my feet. But instead he’s just opening his mouth trying to discredit me still.”
While Weidman isn’t back to training yet with his recent surgery, the former champ says that he wants his title back and says that taking it from Bisping would be a stroll in the park for him.
“I’ll be ready to go pretty soon here and I’ll be fighting at (Madison Square Garden) for sure,” Weidman said. “I want to fight for the title, that’s obviously where it’s at, that’s where the moneys at. I want to be able to provide for my family and Bisping would be the easiest fight I’ve had in probably five years. Why not win the title and win a lot of money and have an easy fight all in one time?”
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