“It’s a tough injury to come back from. I honestly would feel bad to fight him again,” Weidman told the paper. “I know he’s going to be a little hesitant to kick me. He has to worry about getting knocked out. I’ve dropped him twice, knocked him out once. And I don’t know if it’d even be a fair fight to take. There has to be a lot going through his head. Got a leg broken, got knocked out, got dropped. I don’t know where he is mentally, but fighting is 90% mental”
To me this seems a little disrespectful to talk about a living legend like that. Especially when both victories happened in such fluke-like ways. I am not trying to diminish Chris Weidman and his accomplishments in any way. I just think that he should be a little more respectful to a fighter who held the title as long as Silva had.
Being confident is important to a fighter and Chris Weidman certainly has confidence to spare. I just wish he would temper it a bit. I believe he is a legitimate champion and I look forward to his next fight but these comments just rubbed me the wrong way.
Chris Weidman is scheduled to defend his title against Vitor Belfort. No date has been set as of yet but it will take place in Las Vegas.