Marvin Vettori has made it clear he wants to fight Chris Weidman.
Ever since Weidman returned to the middleweight division with a win over Omari Akhmedov, Vettori has called out the former champion. Yet, the callouts haven’t done anything so far as the fight is still not made and whether it ever will be is to be seen.
Even though the fight has still yet to be made, it hasn’t slowed down Marvin Vettori’s callouts as he continued to go after Weidman on social media.
I never seen anybody running like this guy @chrisweidman
I get behind him I swear he would outrun Usain Bolt.
This guy said he is back, want to do this and that in the division and in reality he is willing to wait for a year until the offer him somebody else.
— Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) September 15, 2020
“I never seen anybody running like this guy @chrisweidman I get behind him I swear he would outrun Usain Bolt. This guy said he is back, want to do this and that in the division and in reality he is willing to wait for a year until the offer him somebody else. Delusional,” Vettori wrote.
Marvin Vettori is currently on a three-fight winning streak and is ranked 14th in the middleweight division. Last time out, the Italian scored a submission win over Karl Roberson in June after picking up decision wins over Andrew Sanchez and Cezar Ferreira. His last loss inside the Octagon came at the hand of Israel Adesanya by split decision. He also lost to Akhmedov and fought Antonio Carlos Junior to a draw.
Chris Weidman, meanwhile, returned to the win column last time out with a decision win over Omari Akhmedov. The win snapped his two-fight losing streak where he was knocked out by Dominick Reyes and Jacare Souza. The former champion is still just 2-5 in his last seven. His other win came over Kelvin Gastelum.
From a rankings perspective, Marvin Vettori vs. Chris Weidman does make sense. The Italian deserves someone ranked higher than him. For Weidman, he still needs to build himself back up at 185-pounds. So, he will most likely have to fight behind him.