Weidman: I want to solidify my belt
Although Chris Weidman is the undisputed UFC middleweight champion, he knows that to be a real champion, you must defend the title:
“I feel the same as a lot of other champions. I feel like to solidify my championship, I need to defend my belt and especially going against the same guy, with everybody saying it was a fluke. It’s not really extra pressure, just more motivation to prove them wrong. I’m just excited to go out there and prove them wrong.”
Weidman shockingly knocked out Silva in the second round of their championship duel at UFC 162 in “Sin City.” And the pride of New York does not feel like he has to own up to another knockout or win the fight differently a second time around.
“I’m going to go out there and try to finish him whether it’s on the feet or the ground. I’ll take either one. Whatever I feel like I could get at the time, I’ll take it,” he said.