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.
Weidman made the following announcement through Instagram:
I’ve been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in my fight career. I really love what I do, and I believe I still have some great moments ahead of me! Can’t wait to shut up all the haters! To all the people that have supported me through the ups and the downs, I appreciate it more than you know. I am more motivated than ever and I know the future is bright. Hopefully getting a fight booked around April back in the MW division! #Blessed
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.