UFC middleweight Chris Weidman gave fans a good dose of news this week an interview revealed the unbeaten New Yorker was healing up nicely from recent shoulder surgery and planned to be back in action by summertime. In fact, according to Weidman, he’s already been in the gym hitting bags and sparring.
In an conversation with The Fight Business, the 28-year old explained he hopes to fight champion Anderson Silva on July 4th Weekend and, if victorious, would be open to a rematch in Madison Square Garden assuming MMA is legalized by November. However, he’s not getting too excited either since nothing has been set in stone.
“I have another two months until I am 100 percent, but I already sparred for the first time and I feel great. I feel I am in my prime. I am more athletic than I’ve been. I am very confident when I get in there against whoever I get in there with in the 185 pound division.”
“I feel good but I’m not getting too crazy because you don’t know until it’s signed. You never know. So I don’t want to get my hopes up.”
“July 4th weekend in Vegas. Immediate rematch Madison Square Garden, November. Me versus Anderson Silva in front of my home crowd.”
SOURCE: The Fight Business
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