In his comeback fight, the former middleweight champion faced Brad Tavares. However, he suffered a unanimous-decision loss.
After the fight, Chris had injuries on both of his legs and was bandaged up, but it is not known how bad the situation is currently.
Dana White wants Chris Weidman to "please, please retire" pic.twitter.com/2XmLjy8VfT
— calfkicker (@calfkickercom) August 20, 2023
“It was some experience. I was really grateful the whole time. Just to make that walk again, not knowing if I would’ve been able to do this again. To be back in this arena and have a fight week and make weight and everything, I was really grateful for it. The energy in the crowd was really something, I can’t thank them enough.
“To have that much love, to have that many people around the world have an understanding of what I went through. What it really took to get here and they really came out hard to support me. Even in a fight that I lost, was awesome to me… Whatever you want to accomplish, you can do it.” “I’m not done, so I’ll be back better than ever. But this was a good opportunity to get back in the octagon,” Weidman
Nevertheless, MMA fans on social media backed up White’s view that the 39-year-old should retire.
Social Media Response
He fights in slow motion. It's beyond time.
— Hangry Human (@trax1833) August 22, 2023
Chris’s body has failed him
— Combat’s Badboys (@combatsbadboys) August 22, 2023
2 people I don't want to see fight again. Weidman because his body just can't handle it.
Ferguson because at this point it's just bullying
— Jay (@Jay________f) August 22, 2023