Former UFC champion Chris Weidman releases statement after losing at UFC 194

Chris Weidman

It was the night of fallen champions and the rise of new ones on Saturday night at UFC 194. The middleweight division crowned a new king as Luke Rockhold put a beating on Chris Weidman ending the fight with a TKO referee stoppage in the fourth round.

Weidman who suffered his first loss in his professional career posted his first message on social media addressing the public saying:

“I will remember this moment for ever. It has already changed me for the better. The motivation I have inside myself has never been stronger. I did not feel like myself in there for many reasons but it was a loss that I needed and deserved. I have been playing back different moments in the fight where i didn’t do or react the way I should have but this was all part of a true master plan that God has in store for me. I will be back and I will be champion again. I just wanna let everyone know that I am ok. I am so blessed with an amazing family, friends, team and fans. Thank you all so much for the support. It means more now than ever.”

What do you think is next for Chris Weidman? Any good matchups in the middleweight division that you see? Share them with us in the comments!

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