Chris Weidman suggests Interim Middleweight Title bracket

source: The Underground Blog
 

With suggestions by UFC" class="Newslink">UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva that he wants to take a year off, first Michael Bisping and now Chris Weidman have Interim Title suggestions for UFC President Dana White.

"The Count" wants it when he fights Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 in January.

michael ‏@bisping
"If Anderson wants to take time off to be a movie star make me and vitor for the interim title????"

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Chris Weidman wants an Interim Title tournament:

Chris Weidman ‏@ChrisWeidmanUFC
Since Anderson is taking a hiatus, hows about the winner of me & Boetsch vs winner of Bisping & Belfort for interim title? @danawhite @ufc

@mma_dan
Absolutely!! Another title for Jersey. #FUTURECHAMPION

Chris Weidman ‏@ChrisWeidmanUFC
I'm from NY though lol

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Herb Mazzagatti site profile image  

11/15/12 7:42 PM by Herb Mazzagatti

Ya man I agree but when's the last time it was actually used in that way? Hell, they gave carwin and interim title and he fought Brock like 4 ufcs later

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

11/15/12 5:22 PM by yellow wrkahlc

  Because the point of an interim champion is to have a champion while the other is gone.   Condit and Barao basically turned their interim championships into accessories by choosing to wait as year-long #1 contenders. If they're gonna do this whole 'Interim' crap again, they better defend the belt at least once.

REDRUM_NYC site profile image  

11/15/12 2:49 PM by REDRUM_NYC

Silva should have never ducked Weidman from the jump

AceAtGSU site profile image  

11/14/12 9:53 PM by AceAtGSU

Hasn't Anderson said he was going to take a break before and ended up fighting his normal 2 times a year anyways. If he is serious about the hiatus though, there should definitely be an interim bout and this seems the right way to go, and if Anderson is still sitting for 6 months or more whoever gets the belt should have to fight Belcher or Chael.

Herb Mazzagatti site profile image  

11/14/12 8:06 PM by Herb Mazzagatti

You said itWhy do ppl get so worked up about interim titles? Does anybody actually consider condit the champ right now? It's pretty much turned into a meaningless title so why get your panties in a knot over it

SugaFoot site profile image  

11/14/12 7:23 PM by SugaFoot

I like it but by the time that fight happens Anderson will be ready to fight again.

Choochy site profile image  

11/14/12 7:21 PM by Choochy

He also said he was taking time off before the Bonnar fight popped up on a couple of weeks notice.He's fought twice in the last 4 months.

BrunoMcGyver site profile image  

11/14/12 7:21 PM by BrunoMcGyver

I think they should just strip Anderson of the title and give it to Cung. In fact, strip GSP and Bones of their titles and give it to Cung as well. That one KO shows he's the goat and can whoop everyone. Viva la Cung!

thatsme site profile image  

11/14/12 7:17 PM by thatsme

Freaking idiot. What's worse is he thinks he is being cool.

Broder site profile image  

11/14/12 7:12 PM by Broder

If the champ doesn't want to defend his title frequently enough to keep the division running or can't because of injury what choice is there? I read a headline of an article somewhere recently that said Silva didn't want to fight again until the end of 2013. Sitting out a year just because you want to isn't fair to the other guys in the division.



 

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