MANILA, Philippines – Top middleweight contender Chris Weidman has warned Dana White that he will ruin the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president’s plans to hold “super-fights” this year.
Weidman, who is the top contender for the middleweight belt currently being held by Anderson Silva, vows to ruin potential bouts between “The Spider” and other UFC champions.
“I talked to Chris Weidman myself,” White told ESPN UK. “Guy looks me right in the eye and says, ‘I’m telling you, I apologize that I’m going to f*** up all your super fights and I’m gonna be your next champion.’”
Weidman will challenge Silva for the UFC’s middleweight crown on July 6 in the main event of UFC 162 in Las Vegas.
If he wins, Weidman will likely blow up potential fights between Silva and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, or light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.
But White said Weidman already offered him an alternative in case the American does pull off the upset against the Brazilian legend.
“What I will do for you is I’ll give (Silva) an immediate rematch in Madison Square Garden as soon as he loses,” White quoted Weidman.
Weidman is currently undefeated in nine professional fights. He earned his title shot against Silva after dominating former top contender Mark Muñoz and knocking out “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” in the second round of their fight last July 2012.