Michael Bisping, the outspoken former Ultimate Fighter winner, added Weidman to his long list of fighters he has called out in the past few weeks. Bisping, who is rehabbing from knee surgery, has also made a push to face Brian Stann or Alan Belcher along with claiming to be ready for Silva.
Weidman, meanwhile, scored a second-round stoppage victory over Mark Munoz Wednesday night in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. The former Hofstra University wrestling standout improved to 5-0 in his UFC career and 9-0 overall.
That doesn’t appear to be enough to warrant a shot at “The Spider” in the eyes of Bisping.
“Weidman looked great last night. But #1 contender? If that’s the case I want to fight him and prove I’m the number 1 contender. Let’s do it,” Bisping posted on his Twitter account.
For now, Bisping remains on the sidelines, and the UFC has yet to officially announce his next fight. Both Stann and Belcher have said they would accept a fight with Bisping, but nothing official has been put together.
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