After a two-year hiatus due to a serious leg injury, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is ready to make his return to the octagon. With four surgeries behind him and a projected return in June, the 38-year-old fighter is determined to reclaim what he feels is rightfully his - the UFC middleweight belt.
"I’m not coming back to be just a B-rated fighter or a gatekeeper,” said Weidman in a recent interview. “I’m going to try to get back what is mine and get that belt.” The former champion has his sights set on a top 10 or top 15 fighter for his comeback fight, with the ultimate goal of fighting for the title once again.
Despite a 2-5 record since losing the belt to Luke Rockhold in 2015, Weidman is confident in his ability to make a title run. He believes his skills match up well with the current top fighters and is ready to take on the challenge.
"I'm trying to shock the world again," declared Weidman. "There's not going to be too many people thinking I can come back, and that excites me. It puts a chip on my shoulder." Get ready for the comeback of one of MMA's biggest stars, as Chris Weidman sets out to make a stunning return and reclaim his place as UFC middleweight champion.