Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman recently picked up a big victory over Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC On Fox 25.
Due to what he believes is a stifled middleweight division, the former champion is considering a move up to the light heavyweight division.
“Yeah, definitely there has to be a clear picture,” Weidman told Submission Radio. “Like I said, my goal is to be the champ and there’s no way of me getting to have the belt for two years or more just based on other people taking their time with taking fights. It’s a weird place to be, it’s not interesting. I mean, if 185 doesn’t like, things don’t change, I want to maybe think about possibly going to 205. So we’ll see.”
Weidman has spent his entire UFC run and subsequent professional MMA career competing at 185 pounds. The former champ also needs to stay healthy and focused, just in case one of the two fighters in the UFC 217 main event get injured.
“Obviously I gotta focus on getting my hand better and staying healthy, and that’s it, man. Let’s see, maybe Bisping or maybe GSP gets injured, I don’t know, and then I’ll be ready to go for November and Bisping won’t be able to scatter away from a guy like me. So that would be something that would work out for me nice for me. I’m in New York, I’m ready to go,” says Weidman.
There is less than three months to go before UFC 217 and as of now, both the middleweight champion and challenger are still on the card.