Unbeaten UFC middleweight Chris Weidman was under the impression he had earned a title-shot after stopping Mark Munoz with strikes earlier this year. However, champion Anderson Silva shrugged off the idea of fighting the 28-year old without a few more big wins under his belt.

As disappointed as Weidman may have been, he certainly isn’t one to back down from a challenge and gladly accepted a December duel with fellow 185-pound contender Tim Boetsch. In that same vein, even though the Serra-Longo student went under a doctor’s knife last week to fix some issues with his elbow, Weidman has no plans to back out of the bout.

Weidman confirmed his status on Twitter after an initial report from MMAFighting declared he would be fully recovered in 3-6 weeks and was already cleared to resume light workouts.

"All-American" Weidman Believes He Can Finish Silva and Would Even Fight Him in Brazil

The 9-0 Weidman will meet Boestch on December 29 at UFC 155. While Weidman is undefeated as a whole, Boestch ”“ a former light heavyweight ”“ is currently perfect at 185 pounds including recent wins over Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard.


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