Chris Weidman almost became a Bellator fighter before joining the UFC.
He recently discussed with the New York Post that he was originally going to make his way to the Bellator cage, but he took a look at the fine print of the contract presented to him and noticed that something wasn’t right.
He noticed that even though the initial deal was for a two year deal with the promotion. In the fine print, it also had the option to keep him for another three to four years.
“I felt like I was betrayed by them. They never told me that. It was a little sneaky. I was so upset. I was so let down. I was excited to go to Bellator.”
Luckily, Weidman was able to read the fine print and made his way to the UFC instead. He’s currently 9-0, last defeating Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 4. He’s also defeated Damien Maia and Alessio Sakara during his time in the octagon.
Weidman is the current #1 middleweight contender. He’s scheduled to compete against Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. Zuffa will also be presenting a fan expo and it coincides with international fight week.
Confidence hasn’t been an issue going into the biggest fight of his career. He knows that Anderson Silva is the best in the world, but truly believes that he can defeat him:
“He’s the pound-for-pound best fighter and I know I can beat him,” Weidman said. “There’s no better feeling than that.”
Chris Weidman has his work cut out for him at UFC 162. Will he be able to shock the world and upset the greatest UFC champion of all time? We will find out soon enough.