Chris Weidman successfully defended his UFC Middleweight Championship in a highly anticipated bout with Vitor Belfort in the co main-event of “UFC 187”. Belfort was able to catch Weidman off-guard with shots early on, but once the fight went to the ground it was all Weidman.
Weidman forced the referee to step in and wave the fight off after dishing out several brutal hammerfists and elbows to a grounded Belfort. After the bout, Weidman informed the fans to get on his side before it’s too late.
“You’re either joining the team now or you’re not.”
Weidman visited the Fox Sports 1 crew after his defense and shared his frustrations with constantly being doubted. “It’s frustrating. I’ve beat Anderson Silva twice and Lyoto Machida and now Vitor. It keeps me working hard and motivates me.”
Despite the naysayers being a constant in his career, Weidman is confident that not only will he continue to win, but he will become one of the greatest fighters of all time. “I want to become the greatest of all time. I want to retire undefeated. I want to dominate this class and maybe move up some day. I keep winning and people will start supporting.”
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