UFC President Dana White believes it may be time to talk with Weidman about hanging up the gloves.
“What he said tonight didn’t sound to me like he is considering retirement,” White said at the post-fight press conference (via Mike Bohn & John Morgan of MMA Junkie). “So it’s a conversation he and I definitely need to have. This was his move up to light heavyweight, which obviously didn’t go well for him. So maybe he goes back down to middleweight or he thinks about maybe retiring.”
Weidman has been going through a rough stretch as of late, having won just one of his last six under the UFC banner. That last victory for Weidman came at UFC On Fox 25 in July of 2017, where he defeated Kelvin Gastelum by third round submission.
The former middleweight champion did give a post-fight interview in the Octagon after UFC Boston, but didn’t mention retiring. If Weidman does opt to retire, it would end a professional MMA career that began in February of 2009.