Chris Weidman – Michael Bisping “Grow some balls”
Weidman thinks the champion is running scared
The former middleweight champion ended a fight three losing streak by defeating Kelvin Gastelum at this past weekends UFC on Fox 25. This marks the first win for Weidman since dropping the title to Luke Rockhold back in 2015.
At the post fight press conference, Weidman took his opportunity to call out the reigning champion Michael Bisping – Weidman feels that Bisping has taken what was his – Bisping stepped in on short notice to fill in when Weidman was injured prior to UFC 199. Bisping seized the opportunity and knocked out Luke Rockhold to win the UFC Middleweight belt.
Now Weidman wants to opportunity to take back what was once his and he feels that Bisping is running scared. “I want what the people want, I am the best in the world, I am the champ. Bisping has been running. He got the belt when I gave him the opportunity to get the belt” Weidman said.
He further stated “Before that fight, he never even had an opportunity to fight for the belt. I gave him that shot, and since then he hasn’t fought anybody that was a No 1. contender. He’s been running.”
Weidman believes that if Bisping “would grow some balls” then the fight will materialize, however, he needs to get in line since Robert Whittikar is now the Interim Champion having beaten Yoel Romero a fortnight ago – Weidman has stated that he understands that Whittikar has a knee injury and that he s available and ready to go should he be given the opportunity to fight for the belt.
Weidman submitted Gastelum in the third round via arm triangle choke, he was rocked late in the first round and was almost finished – despite this, he rallied on and overcome the adversity to win. It’s this adversity that Weidman feels he has faced a lot lately.
“I was 9-0, fighting Anderson Silva. I was fighting the best guys in this sport, one after another, with no experience. I hit adversity right when I was on top of the world. Most hit adversity when they’re just at the beginning when they are just getting started. I hit it when everybody was watching and everybody was doubting me. Every one of those fights was a fight I felt that I lost on my own, I came out here, and did a great and proved it tonight.”