Chris Weidman wants to face UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. If that isn’t in the cards, Weidman prefers either Michael Bisping or Brian Stann.
Alan Belcher, who lost his opponent for later this year in Vitor Belfort, recently mentioned possibly taking on Weidman in November once he is cleared to resume fighting. That doesn’t appear to interest Weidman, however, as Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight Tuesday.
“His response was that he’s still hoping and waiting for a fight with Anderson Silva, but the UFC still has not said if he will fight him,” Helwani said. “If he can’t fight Anderson Silva, he said he would like to fight with a No. 1 contender fighter, but he believes that Alan Belcher isn’t that fighter.”
Instead, Weidman prefers the winner of Bisping and Stann. Those two middleweights square off September 22 at UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort. The winner of that fight would than become the top contender, at least in the mind of Weidman.