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Chris Weidman Plans to Continue Fighting After UFC Atlantic City

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is gearing up for a pivotal fight against Bruno Silva at UFC Atlantic City this Saturday. The matchup comes at a critical juncture in Weidman's career, as he enters the bout on a two-fight losing streak. Despite speculation that he might retire following his last loss to Brad Tavares, Weidman has decided to press on, stating that he still believes he has more to offer in the sport.

Chris Weidman

Speaking at the UFC Atlantic City media day, Weidman revealed that he initially thought this fight would be his retirement bout, considering it a fitting end to his career given that it is where he began his MMA journey. However, after going through his training camp, Weidman has ruled out retirement, feeling confident in his abilities and eager to showcase his skills once again.

“I’m very grateful for the career I have and everything I’ve accomplished, but that doesn’t give me complacency," Weidman said. "I still feel like I have more to offer and more to show. I get to show it in the gym and people talk, ‘Oh my God. You’re good.’ But you have to go out there and do it under the lights and showcase that."

Weidman, who is 39 years old, will be competing in his 23rd professional fight and his 19th fight in the UFC. With a record of 11-7 in the UFC, Weidman is determined to prove that he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level.

“So, I feel great, everything is amazing. The weight cut is great, the body feels amazing, better than it has in years, so let’s see what I got. I think I can surprise people. And if I can’t, we’ll take it from there. Maybe I’m not performing the way I feel I could and I’ll re-write my story from there. But as of now, I’m optimistic about the future,” Weidman added.

Fans can expect an intense showdown between Weidman and Silva, with both fighters eager to make their mark in the octagon.


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