After 2 years of not fighting, Chris came back in the octagon against Brad Tavares at UFC 292.
However, his return was not successful as he suffered a unanimous-decision loss. And in the process, Weidman suffered lots of damage too.
Tavares’ attack to the legs showed he was aiming for Weidman’s previously-injured leg. And given that it was a loss on a prelim card, White suggested that Weidman should walk away.
“Chris, I love you, please, please retire.”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 20, 2023
“Retire. Yeah, I love Chris Weidman, I love him, I love his family and I think he should retire. We talked to Doc D, D thinks he blew his MCL? ACL? He blew one of the CLs and the guy’s just coming back from a gruesome injury and, you know, listen, man, Father Time is not our friend at all but definitely if you’re a professional athlete,” White
Weidman is 39-years-old and is not in contention for a world title in any divison. As such, the social media response also backed up White’s comments.
Social Media Reaction
When Danna says 'please' twice, you know it's serious. It's like when your mother uses your full name. Time to reconsider life choices! 😂🥊
— 0x4dY (@0x4dY) August 20, 2023
Sounds harsh but it’s fair
— Chad (@WinstanleyFan) August 20, 2023
Father Time is undefeated
— Myola Woods (@realmyola1) August 20, 2023