Weidman Wants Silva Bout Or Winner Of Stann vs. Bisping And States Belcher Is Ranked Too Low To Consider | UFC News

August 30, 2012 1:51 am by bjpenn.com staff 75 Comments

By Jamie McAllister
UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani comments on a conversation he had with Middleweight Contender Chris Weidman.

Helwani stated that he discussed with Weidman who he was looking to face next. Weidman revealed that he would not be willing to face anyone other than UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva or the winner of the Brian Stann vs. Michael Bisping bout to determine the number one contender. Helwani also stated that Weidman thinks Alan Belcher who has been calling him out is ranked too low to consider.

“His [Weidman’s] response was that he’s still hoping and waiting for a fight with Anderson Silva, but the UFC still has not said if he will fight him. If he can’t fight Anderson Silva, he said he would like to fight with a number-one contender fighter, but he believes that Alan Belcher isn’t that fighter given where he’s ranked. So what he proposed is fighting the winner of the Bisping vs. Stann fight, for a number-one contender spot.”

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