Chris Weidman believes that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is avoiding him at all costs. UFC president Dana White, though, believes Weidman is a deserving contender.
“That fight’s closer and more possible than people think,” said White, during an interview on UFC Tonight Tuesday. “We’re looking at a couple of different options – some options we like – and Weidman is one of them.”
Weidman, who is unbeaten in his MMA career, suffered an injury late in 2012 and was forced to miss a planned bout with Tim Boetsch. White added that he felt Weidman would be sidelined for more of 2013 than he will be, saying, “he’s healed up pretty well and he’ll be ready to start training in a couple of months.”
Silva last fought in October, defeating Stephan Bonnar in a non-title match. “The Spider” has remained coy on his choice for a next opponent, but his manager mentioned Cung Le as a possibility.