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After an unfortunate loss at UFC 205, what’s next for Chris Weidman?


Chris Weidman, New York’s favorite son, was ecstatic walking into Madison Square Garden this past Saturday for UFC 205. The man who fought hard for MMA to be legalized in New York was ready for his moment to shine. Unfortunately, his night ended in a bloody loss, courtesy of Yoel Romero.

Weidman (13-2) seemed to control the bout early on, but once the third round hit, it was all Romero. The “Soldier of God” (13-1) landed a vicious flying kick to Weidman’s head, seemingly sealing the fate of the “All American”, who was bleeding profusely from his head. You can check out the highlight video above, courtesy of FOX Sports.


We already know that Romero will now have a chance to face Michael Bisping for the UFC Middleweight Title. Bisping has stated however that he doesn’t want to face someone with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs (Weidman can relate to that). If anything, Romero stole Weidman’s spot. The question on everyone’s mind is simple:

What’s next for the Baldwin native?

For one thing, the 32-year old Weidman does not want to face anyone who has failed a drug test anymore (a rare time when Bisping and Weidman have something in common). Weidman was not happy after UFC 205 and I don’t blame him. Although he lost his last two fights (one being a championship loss to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194), I can’t imagine him going the Miesha Tate route and retiring.

There are plenty of fighters in the middleweight division he could face to get his stock back up. Whether he’s willing to face any of them right away is not confirmed at the moment. He could take time off and get refreshed. If healthy enough, he could return in time for UFC 209 in Brooklyn. Retribution in his home state would make for a nice story.

UFC 205 was an event to remember and forget for Chris Weidman. His future is not over, but he’s in a tough spot. Consider him in limbo. Here’s hoping the New York native can rise up and return to his dominant ways.

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