ACChris Weidman has penciled himself for a July 4th weekend encounter with middleweight champion Anderson Silva and a rematch set for Madison Square Garden. All of that is just talk, but Weidman is considered one of the top names to possibly meet Silva.
Weidman has been out of action since November with a shoulder injury. Before any championship fight happens, Weidman remains on sides for at least another 60 days.
“I have another two months until I am 100 percent, but I already sparred for the first time and I feel great,” said Weidman on The Fight Business. “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.”
After going 4-0, Weidman entered the UFC and won his last five in which he stopped four of those fighters. Silva earned his most recent win in October, after taking a light heavyweight fight a month out.
The return of either fighter has not been revealed.