Jack Hermansson is back in action at UFC Fight Night Philadelphia, facing David Branch in a middleweight division encounter.
While Hermansson isn’t looking past Branch, one fighter that Hermansson wants to face next is former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.
“I’m always looking above me. After this fight I’m going to look into the top 10. Guys like Brad Tavares, Jared Cannonier, Chris Weidman or Luke Rockhold, but he’s probably going to be in light heavyweight. Chris Weidman is probably one that I really want,” Hermansson said at a UFC Fight Night Philadelphia media session (via Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie).
Weidman hasn’t competed since UFC 230, where he suffered a third round knockout loss to Ronaldo Souza.
If the bout against Weidman were to come together, a prime event for the bout to happen at according to Hermansson is UFC Fight Night Stockholm.
“It’s really hard not to think about the Sweden card,” Hermansson said. “But my eyes are on this fight. If I’m injury-free after this one I will push for a fight in Sweden for sure.”
UFC Fight Night Philadelphia takes place on Saturday, March 30 from the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on ESPN.