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Chris Weidman Ready for Strong Return

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This past weekend former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman (13-1) was soundly and brutally finished and lost his UFC gold to Luke Rockhold (15-2). Rockhold came close to ending the fight in the 3rd round and it didn’t take much to stop the bout in the fourth. Many believed it was a travesty that the bout wasn’t stopped sooner, even so Weidman is ready to compete and climb back up the mountain to a UFC title opportunity.

Monday, the former champ posted to Instagram in his first public statement since leaving the Octagon after his fourth-round TKO loss to Rockhold, his first professional defeat.

In the post, Weidman says he’s motivated for his comeback and thanks the fans for their support.

“I just wanna let everyone know that I am ok,” Weidman said. “I am so blessed with an amazing family, friends, team and fans. Thank you all so much for the support.”

I will remember this moment for ever. It has already changed me for the better. The motivation I have inside myself has never been stronger. I did not feel like myself in there for many reasons but it was a loss that I needed and deserved. I have been playing back different moments in the fight where i didn’t do or react the way I should have but this was all part of a true master plan that God has in store for me. I will be back and I will be champion again. I just wanna let everyone know that I am ok. I am so blessed with an amazing family, friends, team and fans. Thank you all so much for the support. It means more now than ever.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.