Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman has one thing on his mind, that’s the belt.
The former champion is coming off of a two fight losing streak, most recently to Yoel Romero at UFC 205.
Still, Weidman feels he is very close to fighting for the belt again and he is looking to prove it.
In the extended preview for UFC 210, Weidman explained
“My goal is to get that championship belt around my waist again, that’s what I want more than anything.”
Weidman is certain that he can make his way back to the top.
“If I didn’t think I could beat everybody in this division, I wouldn’t be fighting. I would just be done. I feel like I’m the best fighter in the world.”
Though the former champion did confront his recent losing streak.
“Losing is part of life,” Weidman said. “It’s something that you always have to be able to handle. I’ve just got to get back on the horse and keep on working.”
As far as his future fight with Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210, Weidman is hyped.
“Once we decided we were fighting Mousasi, we were very excited,” Weidman said. “It’s a great matchup for me. He’s a tough guy, very experienced. He’s on a nice win streak, so I think this fight is a better fight for me to push myself right back in for title contention.”
The extended preview ends with Weidman making a prediction of his own.
“I go out there and dominate Mousasi, and they can’t deny it,” Weidman said. “I’ll be fighting for the belt again.”
UFC 210 goes down April 8 inside the Buffalo, New York KeyBank Center.