Chris Weidman Claims His UFC Comeback Is Not For Money
Chris Weidman did an Anderson Silva in his last appearance against Uriah Hall where he broke his leg in one of the most horrific ways possible.
The former UFC middleweight champ went through various surgeries to fix his leg and a tiring rehab process. After spending a few months behind the scenes, he is hopeful to make a comeback soon.
In an appearance on The Fighter vs. The Writer podcast, he said: “I want to fight before I turn 38 in June. That’s my goal. … So if I could fight around early June, that would be great. Again, there’s a lot in the air and it’s very unpredictable.”
The fighter has started hitting the gym even though he is not completely recovered from the injury.
“My leg’s not where I need it to be yet, to be happy going into the Octagon against world class guys and think I can be the best in the world,” Weidman added.
“It’s not there yet just because of strength and a little bit of pain I’m still dealing in the lower leg while moving around. But it’s progressively getting better and I think in the next month or two, I’ll be to the point where I’m happy with it and then I can start like a pre-training camp.”
The 37-year-old also had a message for people who don’t see a point in his return to the sport.
“A lot of people out there are like ‘why are you doing this? You already became champion. What’s the point of putting yourself back out there, possibly getting knocked out, possibly getting hurt again. People think I have other abilities to make money and why would you be doing this?
“Honestly, I’m not doing it for the money. I’m not doing it for any other reason than I truly love it.”