“I’m going to have a lot of fun. I’m going in there to embarrass him. This is not going to be a close fight, this is going to be a completely, I’m going to embarrass him in that cage. I’m going to make him look like an old man who withered away.”
“This is a guy who… I just fought in July. It doesn’t make any sense, it’s not like I’ve been out for a year. This guy hasn’t fought since November. And I was actually, we were supposed to fight. We were lined up to fight in July. And he had to pull out of the fight. And you know why he had to pull out of the fight? He failed a drug test. So this guy is failing drug tests and he has the audacity, he has the balls to start talking junk? About me not fighting. He hasn’t fought since November. So what if he gets the belt? So what happens with that? He just makes no sense. That’s the bottom line.”
“I want to completely toy with him. I want to toy with him. I want to beat him up standing, I want to toss him on his butt. Smack him in his mouth a couple times while he’s on the ground. Maybe go for a submission, make him almost tap, and let go of it, let him stand up, beat him up on the feet, take him down again, just completely just make a mockery of him.”
– UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, via The MMA Hour.