Ray Longo Requests One Last UFC Matchup For Chris Weidman

Given the fact that Chris Weidman (15-7) was out of competition for over two years with a leg injury, coupled with his comeback fight against Brad Tavares (20-8) not going his way, it is no surprise that Dana White feels that he should hang up the gloves. But, it seems Weidman’s team may have other ideas.

In a recent conversation on the Anik & Florian Podcast, Weidman’s head coach, Ray Longo, gave his take on where Weidman’s mind is at with the current state of things. Longo exclaimed that he feels Weidman wants to go out on a winning note, and the UFC owes it to Weidman to set up one last ‘fair’ fight.

“He’s got some decisions to make,” Longo said. “I think he wants to go out on a win. But I think I’d like to see him set up, one last fight that’s fair and then that’s it. Then it’s over. Just go out – I think he deserves it, he beat the greatest of all time twice, and I think he was a company man.”

-Ray Longo

As Longo put it, he has some decisions to make, and the timeline of when this final bout can even happen is completely unknown as Weidman suffered an additional leg fracture during the comeback bout with Tavares.

Regardless of whether he makes one last return or not, Weidman will go down as one of the all-time greats that in the middleweight division, and will always be known as the man that dethroned Anderson Silva.

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