Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman will be facing Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC 210.
“So Mayweather and McGregor is going to happen. 100 percent. That’s a fact,” Weidman told MMA Mania. “I was just like everybody else. I thought it was a joke of a fight. Obviously McGregor has no chance in that fight. But everyone’s still going to pay to watch it because it’s Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is going to talk. He’s going to say things to Floyd Mayweather that no one has ever said to him before. He’s going to have Floyd Mayweather’s head spinning. It’s going to be insane. It’s going to be an amazing event.”
A lot of personalities from the combat sports world have given their opinions on who would win the superfight and Weidman won’t be joining them right now.
While Weidman hasn’t given any kind of prediction yet, the fighter does feel that McGregor size advantage will play a key role.
“Mayweather is going to be such a small man next to Conor,” Weidman said. “This guy is a giant. You have to realize that Conor McGregor was the biggest 145-pound fighter the UFC has ever had. He cut so much weight to make 145 pounds. He’s going to be so big and so heavy. He’s going to be so much longer and taller than Floyd Mayweather. His head is going to be so much bigger. It’s just two completely different animals.”
UFC 210 takes place on Saturday, April 8 from the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York with Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow the next morning.