BOSTON – UFC President Dana White has to talk about Chris Weidman's future after the former middleweight champion defeated ESPN 6 on Friday at UFC.
Weidman (14-5 MMA, 10-5 UFC) lost for the fifth time in six matches when Dominic Reyes (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) derailed the former heavyweight heavyweight debut of the first round in the headliner tournament held at TD Garden.
Before the battle, Weidman said he felt better than ever about changing his weight for the first time. The battle did not go as planned and then promised to return better than ever. White, however, did not seem so enthusiastic about the idea.
"What he said tonight does not sound to me like he is considering retirement," White told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at a post-event press conference, "So this is a conversation he and I should definitely have." It was his transition into the light heavyweight division, which was clearly not good for him. So maybe he goes back to middle weight or thinks he might retire. "
35-year-old Weidman begins his 1
Including the fight in which he lost UFC gold, Wademan suffered five knockout losses in less than four years.