Chris Weidman is not interested in a rematch with Luke Rockhold appropriate now.
Weidman is coming off a unanimous selection victory more than Omari Akhmedov. The former UFC middleweight winner attained his very first victory since distributing Kelvin Gastelum back in July 2017. Weidman will uncover himself back again in the leading 15 UFC middleweight rankings as Akhmedov held the range 11 spot.
Chris Weidman Dismissed Luke Rockhold Rematch For Now
Weidman appeared on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani MMA Show and he said he doesn’t consider a next bout with Rockhold would serve him well at this time (by using MMAMania).
“I don’t know what that does for me. It is a battle that I get a earn back again. But he has not finished a great deal in a though. He is coming off retirement a acquire above him does not do considerably for and I truly want to put myself in title contention,” he claimed. “I’d instead struggle a dude who is up in the rankings more. I really don’t know. I am not fully opposed to it but I’m nor really absolutely sure what can make perception suitable now.
“For him to just occur suitable again and have a struggle in opposition to me, a major, significant fight, he should put some work in.”
Rockhold defeated Weidman again in Dec. 2015 to grow to be the UFC middleweight winner. Issues have absent downhill for each males because that bout. Weidman has long gone 2-4 considering that that combat, though Rockhold has absent 1-3.
Though speaking to the individuals at Submission Radio, Rockhold trashed Weidman’s functionality versus Akhmedov. He named Weidman’s initiatives “pathetic.” With Rockhold keeping off on retirement, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see if a rematch is in get.