Chris Weidman has no interest in having a trilogy bout with Anderson Silva.
Both Weidman and Silva are on a skid and their two fights were interesting where the American shockingly knocked out the Brazilian and in the second fight, Silva broke his leg.
Yet, for Chris Weidman, given he is 2-0 against Anderson Silva, he has no interest in having the trilogy.
“Anderson Silva? No. They need to pay me crazy money to fight him. That’s a no,” he said on the MMA and Beyond Podcast (h/t TheBodyLockMMA.com). “I already beat him twice. Got nothing to gain from that unless it’s money.”
One opponent Chris Weidman would want to rematch is Luke Rockhold. The two fought at UFC 196 where it was Rockhold who won by TKO and they were set to rematch at UFC 199 before Weidman got hurt and Michael Bisping stepped in and knocked Rockhold out cold.
So, given the fact the two never got to rematch, Weidman would like that fight to happen now that they both have struggled as of late.
“Rockhold, I’d like to fight him but not this next fight, I’ll take a tune-up fight. I still think he’s good,” Chris Weidman explained. “Obviously, people say he doesn’t have a chin anymore but they say that about me too. I still think he’s a tough opponent.”
Although Weidman is interested in the Rockhold rematch, he makes it known he wants a tuneup fight first to get a win under his belt. Whether that will be at middleweight or light heavyweight is still unknown, or when he will return is undecided.
“I haven’t had a tune-up fight in my career. My last 11 or 12 guys are top five in the world. I’ve been in main events and on the main card since my first fight in the UFC,” Weidman concluded.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime