Weidman Wants Rockhold/Jones At 205 Pounds
After being finished in four of his last five fights at 185 pounds, former UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is officially jumping to light heavyweight.
“I’ve accomplished my goals,” Weidman said before UFC 238 about his time at middleweight, including defeating Anderson Silva twice.
“I’ve had that belt wrapped around me four different times. I really wanted to get it back, and I’m not saying the door is totally shut on that idea, but the weight cuts are tough, and I kind of want to see what my body is like without depleting itself. I won’t be the biggest 205er, that’s definitely for sure. But I don’t think I’ll be the smallest. I think I bring things to the table that could be an issue for a lot of those guys.”
Weidman’s goal is to fight for the light heavyweight title and face off against Jon Jones, or a potential rematch against the man who defeated him for the middleweight title, Luke Rockhold.
“It’s nice to see guys come up from ‘85 and do really well. It definitely gives you more confidence but it’s not something I’ve focused on,” Weidman said.
“I’ve had a few losses, but the first one is the one you always look back to. That’s one I would love a rematch in. I don’t know if that’s going to be my first fight at 205, but I definitely see us crossing paths again.”
Transcribed by MMA Mania