Former UFC middleweight title holder Chris Weidman is reluctant to take revenge on Luke Rockhold, who took the belt away from him five years ago.
In a recent interview, Rockhold announced that he is ready to resume his career for the sake of a fight with Weidman, but the ex-champion, who plans to join the title race, does not currently see the point in this match.
“I don’t know what it gives me, besides the opportunity to revenge defeat,” – said Weidman in an interview with Ariel Helvani. “He hasn’t done much lately. He is returning from retirement, and the victory over him does not give me anything, because I want to join the championship race. I prefer a fight with a guy who is higher in the rankings. So I don’t know. I’m not totally against it, but I’m not sure it makes sense right now. “
Weidman believes that Rockhold must return and triumph for their duel to make sense.
“Before he gets a big fight with me, he has to do a little work.”
Recall that last weekend at UFC Fight Night 174 in Las Vegas, Chris Weidman put his career back on track by defeating Omari Akhmedov by unanimous decision.