Chris Weidman Says He’s Returning To Middleweight


Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman has competed since UFC Fight Night Boston, where he suffered a first round knockout loss to Dominick Reyes in the main event.

That bout served as Weidman’s light heavyweight division debut, but it appears to be one and done for the fighter at 205 pounds, because Weidman is returning to middleweight.

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Weidman made the following announcement through Instagram:


The former middleweight champion hasn’t had much success in the last four-plus years, winning just one of his last six bouts under the UFC banner. Weidman captured the middleweight title with a second round knockout win over Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162 in July of 2013.

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