Chris Weidman ‘pissed off’ after being passed over for UFC title shot

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Chris Weidman had been on a heavy campaign in an effort to convince Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to award him the next shot at the Middleweight strap, which is currently held by Robert Whittaker.

    In the end, the promotion opted to give the shot to Kelvin Gastelum, who will coach opposite Whittaker on the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) before they face each other at the conclusion of the show’s airing.

    Upon hearing the news of not getting next dibs, Weidman was none-too pleased, explaining on The Ariel Helwani MMA Showthat the promotion told him they didn’t feel comfortable giving him the fight due to his nagging hand injury.

    “They were saying they couldn’t depend on me with my hand. They were worried about my hand not being ready in time. They were initially saying they were going to fight at the end of the year show, and I was telling them I’d definitely be ready. And they said they couldn’t really justify putting money into the Ultimate Fighter show with the chance of me not being able to fight,” he added.

    Weidman injured his thumb during his win over Gastelum in July of 2017, which was the last time he competed. Since then, “All American” has undergone multiple surgeries to correct the issues.

    For Weidman, UFC’s explanation wasn’t good enough, as anyone in the fight game can get injured at any given moment.

    “It kind of pisses me off because there are a whole lot of things that can wrong with any fighter, so for them to put me in that predicament pisses me off a little, but what are you going to do?” he said, before taking shots at former and present title contenders who have had their own complications. “I mean you got Gastelum who hasn’t made weight, Romero hasn’t made weight and Whittaker has been injured, too. There’s always things, it’s not like I am the only guy...what can you do?”

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    Poor Chris...
     
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    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    His hand won the fight with Gas but lost the war.
     
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    DarkneT Jessica ‘all natural’ Andrade Platinum Member

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    'Pissed off'

    Chris you're lucky anyone still even remembers you at this point
     
  4. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    Have more than one win in your last four fights.
     
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    Stranger Come Knocking Red Belt

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    Better than being pissed on
     
  6. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    It is funny though that Gas got that TS over Weidman. Hate him or not Chris beat him. Kind of unfair imo.
     
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    Dark Individual GOAT of all GOATS Banned

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    Pissed off at not getting a title shot that he doesn't deserve in the first place? They should cut this entitled douche instead.
     
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    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    If he had more 4-0 instead of 1-3 recently, they may have been more willing to forego his hand injury risks...

    And I love that he is willing to take on anyone any time instead of play the careful career opportunistic game like Bisping. But now he sees why others play that game.
     
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    This guy just needs to fight and win...then he will fight for the title, being one of the biggest names in the division.
     
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    He needs to shut up and get more followers on twatgram.
    Let your fuckin thumbs do your talking bro.
     
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    Weidman is absolutely fucking delusional. 1 win since 2015. KO'ed 3 times straight. Get fucking real.
     
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    ajcobra84 Banned Banned

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    No it’s noT.

    Chris is 1-4 in his last 5 so what he beat Gastelum.

    Gas came right back and beat Jacare while weirdman has done squat in over a year
     
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    Nope since then gastelum beat bisping and jacare to climb the rankings.
    That's like the guy who knocked out Kevin Lee (didn't fight since) complaining he didn't get the interim LW shot over him
     
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    Good.
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    You got brutally beaten down in a title fight, were on the wrong end of the KTFO of the year, tried to cheat your way to a dq victory and lost anyway, then had one win vs a fat welterweight. Calm your tits Chris
     
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  17. Turkleton

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    I'm pretty sure that when Rocksalt was pounding Weidman into a bloody mess some of Lukes salt got into Weidmans wounds and the salt permanently stayed in his system

    that's the only explanation as to why he has been so salty ever since that loss
     
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    this dude definitely got brain damage from those 3 TKO losses, you're on a 1 fight winstreak over a WW.


    shut the fuck up and earn it.
     
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    He's still not Dana's boy
     
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    I'm a big fan of Chris but I agree with the decision. He's needs to get his body in order first. Hand, eye, neck/back injuries. I'm sure the last thing the UFC wants is Chris winning only to sit out for another year injured.
     

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