At UFC 199, Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman were slated to have their highly anticipated rematch for the UFC middleweight championship. Unfortunately, with just two weeks to go until fight night, Chris Weidman was forced out of the fight with a neck injury that required surgery.
Weidman was replaced by Michael Bisping, who went on to defeat Rockhold via first round KO to win the middleweight championship.
Now, with Michael Bisping set to defend his middleweight title at UFC 204 in Manchester against Dan Henderson, Luke Rockhold is looking to once again fight Chris Weidman, who he defeated to win the UFC championship at UFC 194.
He spoke to FloCombat:
“I’m not opposed to fighting Chris Weidman on the New York card. I actually like the sound of that a lot–has a nice ring to it. Finding the right opponent is the key element and I know Mr. Weidman is quite adamant about getting that rematch. I’m not opposed to that whatsoever.
“November is a pretty ideal timeframe. I’m getting back to full training and getting everything in my body back in line to prepare myself for the hard grind. I’ll be ready for whatever comes my way, but I think fighting Chris Weidman in Madison Square Garden sounds pretty good. If something interesting pops up before that, I could be ready for that as well.”