Chris Weidman: “I already sparred for the first time and I feel great.”

Chris Weidman v Mark Munoz - UFC on FuelUFC middleweight Chris Weidman won’t be back in the Octagon for awhile but it looks like the unbeaten 28-year old is definitely on track to make his return sooner than later after shoulder surgery late last year. Weidman recently offered an update on his condition to fans, stating he was on target to take on champion Anderson Silva this summer.

“I have another two months until I am 100 percent, but I already sparred for the first time and I feel great. 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,” said Weidman to The Fight Business, expressing obvious hope towards a scrap with “The Spider”.

“I feel good but I’m not getting too crazy because you don’t know until it’s signed. You never know. So I don’t want to get my hopes up,” admitted Weidman before adding that, in a perfect world, the rest of his 2013 would involve, “July 4th weekend in Vegas. Immediate rematch Madison Square Garden, November. Me versus Anderson Silva in front of my home crowd.”

Weidman is 9-0 but hasn’t fought since a knockout of Mark Munoz last July. He has emerged as the division’s top contender due to both his impressive past performances in addition to a number of other challengers falling off after losing recent fights.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    My friend is convinced Weidman is the man to beat Silva, that he will no way fold under the pressure and will do it easily because he’s been so impressive. The thing is we’ve only seen him fight Munoz so where he’s getting all this off of one fight I’m not sure. I think he needs tested a little more before Silva.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    i voted you up Omega-only because you questioned his logic-that being said, from what I hear he is an absolute beast in the gym-I can see him manhandling Silva

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    He may be a beast in the gym, but the gym and a massive headline PPV fight against SIlva are two different things pressure wise. I’m not knocking the guy at all, I think he has legit skills, I just don’t think he’s ready to face the king of the mountain yet, definitely not after KOing Munoz, no matter how amazing or impressive I thought it was.

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  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    my money is on Weidman

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  • MCM says:

    Just a question for all the guys that are bad asses in the gym. How do you get someone to mimic Anderson Silva? I think Weidman is a beast, but how does he know (or have any solid inkling) that he’s ready for a fighter like Silva? I too think he should be tested at least once more before facing the Spider.

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