Leading up to UFC 175, welterweight champion Johny Hendricks said if he and Chris Weidman both cleared out their weight classes, he would be interested in a superfight with the middleweight champion. Today Chris Weidman spoke about a potential superfight with Jon Jones on The MMA Hour and how he isn’t interested in a fight with Hendricks.
“If I was at the top and he’s (Jones) at the top, then that’s the guy I’d want to fight, but who knows where we will be at that point. I think he’ll be at the top for a while and I think I will too, so, you know. But if I had to say right now, then yeah that’s the fight I want. I want to fight the best guys in the world. It’s not like I’m calling out Jon Jones, but I want the toughest competition and I’d want to fight the people that other people think I can’t beat. So he’d definitely be an awesome test for me, so who knows. I don’t even think that I’d entertain that (Johny Hendricks fight). Not that he’s not good or anything like that, but it just doesn’t make any sense to talk about it now. Hendricks hasn’t defended his belt yet, and I have more people to fight in my weight class. Nothing to talk about right now. On top of that, I would never call out a guy who’s smaller than me. I’m a lot bigger than him, I think. I know he walks around heavy, but I’d feel like I’d have a huge advantage in that fight, so I’m not calling him out. Jon Jones is different. He’s taller than me, he’s bigger than me, so that’s a different story. That would be more of a test for me than Johny Hendricks.”