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Chris Weidman “fighting to make a statement” against Mark Munoz

Chris Weidman has excelled at every level he’s competed in. After becoming an All-American wrestler at Hofstra, Weidman entered MMA and has experienced nothing but success. Now, with a perfect 8-0 record, including a 4-0 mark inside the Octagon, Weidman is set to face his biggest challenge to date later tonight against Mark Munoz.

The two are set to serve in a headlining tilt at UFC on Fuel 4 from San Jose. The winner could make a strong case for a future title shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

“I’m fighting to make a statement in this fight,” said Weidman while appearing on The MMA Hour recently. “I really just want to make a statement in this fight. I want to make it blatantly obvious that I should be the one fighting Anderson Silva; that’s my goal.”

Weidman believes his encounter with Munoz serves a strong indicator that he is willing to face anyone, adding, “he’s #3 in the world (in middleweight rankings). He’s the worst match up for me in the UFC. And I asked for it for a reason – to show I’m ahead of the pack.”

“The All-American” stepped up on short notice earlier this year to defeat former UFC middleweight title-contender Demian Maia. Since joining the UFC just over a year ago, Weidman has won all four of his matches against Maia, Tom Lawlor, Jesse Bongfeldt and Alessio Sakara, two of which came via submission.


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