Weidman also volunteered to fight Jones on 8 days notice

source: mmafighting.com

Top 185-pound contender Chris Weidman told MMAFighting.com following Thursday's conference call that he offered to fight Jones next week, as well.

"I heard that Dan Henderson was hurt," Weidman said. "I said, 'Wow, I'm not getting the shot at 185, let me get Jon Jones, he's freaking awesome."

"I'm not sure it ever got back to [Jones]," he said. "If he's not taking Chael Sonnen, I'm sure he isn't going to take me."

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Dirty_Boxer site profile image  

8/24/12 11:59 AM by Dirty_Boxer

Awww Weidman just gets more likeable every day doesn't he?Also damn but the MW is full of guys willing to step up and show how amazing they can be!

FedorEmilioEstevez site profile image  

8/23/12 10:58 PM by FedorEmilioEstevez

Bones was waiting on Rousey

Scott Rotem site profile image  

8/23/12 10:51 PM by Scott Rotem

Were there any LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS that were offered the fight?

EKPOGI site profile image  

8/23/12 10:46 PM by EKPOGI

save the event,have Weidman vs Chael instead for the belt?

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

8/23/12 10:44 PM by SQUEEZIE

he turned down chuck,randy,and tito too. ducker

MMALOGIC site profile image  

8/23/12 10:11 PM by MMALOGIC

 if they turned down chael on 8 days notice they would have never fought weidman.

NONURINAUMANA site profile image  

8/23/12 10:08 PM by NONURINAUMANA

Big fan of Weidman. Future champ hopefully. Why can't they rescue this card? Seems like there's other reasons not disclosed.

Chiron site profile image  

8/23/12 9:48 PM by Chiron

Jones would probably duck a WW on 8 days notice. Jackson would want him to do it too because it'd be just too risky to defend the belt against anyone when you've had a full camp but don't know who your non-camp-conditioned opponent is until 8 days before the fight. Sonnen and Weidman are showing who really has a fighters mentality.

StrikeforceSupporter site profile image  

8/23/12 9:27 PM by StrikeforceSupporter

Weidman would fuckin wreck him, too.

swany site profile image  

8/23/12 7:31 PM by swany

Weidman just wants a shot at a title no matter what weight