Archive: Chris Weidman

Jul 23, 2015 8:06 am

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold targeted for December

The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) and number one contender Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) is being targeted for December. UFC President Dana White revealed the promotions intentions during a recent Q&A session on twitter: @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC @ufc December — Dana White (@danawhite) July 23, 2015 @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC...

Jun 1, 2015 9:10 am

Belfort: I Could Have Knocked Weidman Out

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (24-11 MMA) looked great during the opening minute of his UFC 187 title fight with Chris Weidman. However, “The All-American” was able to weather Belfort’s early storm and eventually took the fight to the ground where he earned a first-round TKO victory. Belfort recently sat down with Brazilian news outlet Combate,...

May 21, 2015 9:49 am


Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA) will be looking to earn another UFC belt at this weekend’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas, when he takes on undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (12-0 MMA). Belfort is currently riding a three-fight win streak, with all three of those victories coming in the form of headkick knockouts. The...

May 21, 2015 9:47 am

Weidman: ‘I want to retire the undefeated Greatest Of All Time’

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has gone a perfect 12-0 so far in his professional mixed martial arts career, which includes two victories over the man many consider to be the greatest MMA fighter of all-time, Anderson Silva. With that said, the “All American” still has some lofty goals for the future, including retiring with...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Belfort was open to fight Romero, just not Machida at UFC 184

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been scheduled to fight for the UFC’s middleweight title on three separate occasions. Unfortunately for fight fans, the grudge match has still not come to fruition, due to back-to-back injuries suffered by the “All American” champion. When Weidman was forced to pull out of February’s UFC 184 headliner, Vitor...

Jan 10, 2015 11:21 am

Weidman Drug Test Results Are In

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was randomly drug tested by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) on November 21, 2014, and his results have come back clean for any banned substances. CSAC Executive Officer, Andy Foster, informed of the good news yesterday. The “All-American” will square off with Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort in the...

Nov 21, 2014 7:27 am

Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 & UFC 184 go on sale today!

Reminder: Get your tickets! Tickets for the UFC’s first three pay-per-view events of 2015 will go on sale to the general public later today. Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 and UFC 184 will be up for grabs starting at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time). UFC 182 takes place January 3 live...

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Nov 20, 2014 5:05 am

Rockhold signs 8-fight deal, promised ‘Big Fight’

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold is coming off a 2nd round submission win over Michael Bisping earlier this month in Sydney. Rockhold revealed on UFC Tonight that he just signed a new 8-fight win streak with the UFC, and has been promised a “big fight” for his next bout. Rockhold is ranked #5 on the UFC’s...

Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 9:12 pm

STAREDOWNS! from ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference

Yesterday the UFC held a special press conference to announce the full 2015 calendar of events (See that HERE), and do a live Q&A with some of the UFC’s biggest superstars. Here are the staredowns from the event: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 8:47 pm

Kennedy talks Belfort vs. Weidman: “Weidman will freight train him”

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy may not be committed to continuing to fight at middleweight, however that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an opinion on the highly anticipated matchup between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Kennedy spoke to Submission radio to discuss the bout. “I hope (Belfort) passes. We’ve seen pictures of him of late, whether...

Nov 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Dana White discusses Luke Rockhold’s ranking

Earlier this month the UFC traveled to Sydney Australia where Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold fought in the main event. Rockhold ultimately finished Bisping in the second round of the bout with a one-arm guillotine choke. UFC President Dana White spoke to on their weekly podcast, ‘The Download’ to discuss Rockhold’s ranking in a...

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

Rockhold: “I’ve gotta be Jon Jones”

Luke Rockhold is fresh off his win over Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC Fight Night Sydney, however that doesn’t mean he’s ready to take it easy. Rockhold revealed to MMAJunkie that he is in the process of “packing on some pounds” to mimic UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for his teammate, Daniel...

Nov 10, 2014 5:03 am

Weidman Slams Silva, Says Rubber Match Is ‘Easy Payday’

With the upcoming return of Anderson Silva to the UFC in January when he faces Nick Diaz, many fans are wondering if Silva will face Weidman a third time if he beats Nick Diaz. Weidman spoke to Fox Sports to discuss potential interest in a rubber match with the former middleweight kingpin. “Anderson Silva a...

Nov 9, 2014 4:45 pm

UFC Champ Makes Fans Work For Autographs

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman made his fans work for autographs in Sydney, and UFC welterweight Matt Brown captured the moment on his Instagram. @chrisweidmanufc making them work for an autograph! A video posted by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:41pm PST UPDATE: Matt Brown clarified in the comments of the post...

Nov 6, 2014 10:27 am

REPLAY! Weidman Crashes Presser Only To Be Shutdown By Bisping

Fight Night Sydney headliners Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold get in their final parting shots at the pre-fight press conference. Watch the pair of middleweights duke it out Friday night at Fight Night Sydney on UFC FIGHT PASS!   Weidman: “I think it’s going to be an exciting (fight). You know Bisping doesn’t go away,...

Nov 4, 2014 12:05 pm

Weidman Reacts To Drug Testing Of Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort was drug tested in his Florida home over the weekend, for the first time since receiving his conditional license to fight Chris Weidman in Nevada. Earlier that same day, Weidman had publicly expressed his displeasure with the lack of drug screening to his opponent. Weidman-Belfort = 120 days away Fight 1st announced = 100...

Nov 2, 2014 4:21 pm

Shields Considers Chris Weidman The Best MMA-Grappler

There are some incredibly talented grapplers in the world of MMA, from JiuJitsu aces such as Jacare Souza to Olympic wrestling medalists such as Daniel Cormier, to Olympic Judoka’s such as Ronda Rousey. Middleweight champion Chris Weidman however is one of those elite grapplers, specifically in the wrestling field. Jake Shields considers himself one of...

Nov 1, 2014 8:42 pm

PHOTO | Chris Weidman Ready For UFC Fight Night Sydney

UFC middlweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready to travel to Australia to likely coach his teammate Al Iaquinta as he fights Ross Pearson. Wiedman posted the following photo on his official Instagram. Beard game ready to go for Australia. A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:43am PST

Nov 1, 2014 3:48 pm

Weidman Pushing For More Belfort Drug Tests

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is growing impatient with the drug screening progress of his upcoming opponent, Vitor Belfort. Check it: Weidman-Belfort = 120 days away Fight 1st announced = 100 days ago No. of times VB has been tested = 0 No. of times he'll be tested = ??? — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 1, 2014

Oct 31, 2014 5:00 am

Chris Weidman & Demi Lovato?

A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is seen kicking it with POP Music mega-star Demi Lovato. Who would have thunk it?

Oct 26, 2014 2:55 pm

Weidman vs. Belfort Set For UFC 184 In February

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort once again have a date that the pair will meet inside the Octagon. The bout is scheduled to finally go down on February 28th at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Belfort spoke to MMAFighting about the bout: “On Feb. 28, I will be stepping inside the cage and winning this...

Oct 24, 2014 6:13 pm

Vitor Belfort, New Ad, New Body?

Many fans have questioned what Vitor Belfort will look like when he finally steps into the Octagon against Chris Weidman for the middleweight title without TRT. BSN posted the following photo of an advertisement with Belfort for their Syntha-6 supplement line, and many have taken notice, and even criticized Belfort’s smaller size. What do you...

Oct 24, 2014 5:49 pm

Jacare agrees To Fight This Guy, But Only On One Condition

Top ranked UFC middleweight Jacare Souza is widely believed to be the #1 contender to Chris Weidman’s UFC strap after Vitor Belfort gets his crack at the champ in 2015. However, UFC President Dana White stated that after Souza beat Gegard Mousasi, he would likely still need one more fight before getting a title shot....

Oct 24, 2014 1:23 pm

QUICK TWITT: Weidman Reacts To Belfort’s Lack Of Testing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman isn’t thrilled to hear that his opponent Vitor Belfort hasn’t been tested once since his hearing with the NSAC on July 27th. He took to Twitter to express his frustration. wow!Thought he's been getting tested countless times. Hasn't been tested once since fight announcement 3 months ago!? — Chris...

Oct 24, 2014 12:32 pm

Vitor Belfort Hasn’t Been Tested By Nevada Since Last Hearing

Despite the ramped up drug testing in the last few months, it turns out Vitor Belfort hasn’t been drug tested by the NSAC since his hearing in July, where the commission agreed to license Belfort to fight Chris Weidman. The failed drug test earlier this summer was the second Belfort’s career, leaving many to wonder...