UFC champion Chris Weidman is set to face Vito Belfort this weekend in a match that has been scheduled before, several times.
According to the champ, when he got injured and had to pull out of the fight for a second time, the UFC actually talked to him about instating a interim middleweight champion.
Weidman talked during a recent UFC 187 media conference call about the situation, check it out below.
“Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Dana (White), they mentioned to me on the phone that… I was kind of caught off guard with it… and I started thinking what does it really matter if they do an interim? I understand business-wise they’ve got to sell a fight, but then what if one of those guys get hurt? When am I going to be able to fight again? I don’t want to wait too long.”
“So that was the biggest issue because I was going to be ready to fight in May, and if they have another fight that happens in May, then when are they going to be really able to have me fight for the title? So I’m just happy everything played out the way it played out because it gives me an opportunity to stay in the fight and keep fighting and making that money.”
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