Returning his career to a successful fight against Omari Akhmedov, former UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, summed up the match, which ended with the American’s victory by unanimous judges following the results of three rounds.
“It was a very important win for me,” Weidman told a press conference after UFC Fight Night 174. “It was my return to middleweight against a real tough guy. A labor victory that will give me importance in the middle division “
Weidman, who tasted victory for the first time in three years, noted that a series of failures, including in light heavyweight, allowed him to overcome the champion mentality, which remains with him even five years after losing the title.
“I have gone through so much adversity and received so much criticism – even as an undefeated world champion, I never felt the love and respect I deserved, and when I fell, only the lazy didn’t kick me. The champion mentality helped me to overcome all this, and I continue to inspire other people with my example. Life doesn’t always work out the way you want it to, but you must be able to overcome it. “
According to Weidman, he does not plan to sit idle for a long time and wants to return to the octagon as soon as possible.
“Very soon I will be ready to move on. I am healthy and I am ready to make a statement. I feel refreshed for a new start “