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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Chris Weidman was full of confidence ahead of his light heavyweight debut against Dominick Reyes at UFC Boston before suffering a first-round knockout. The loss dropped the “All-American” to 1-5 in his last six, with all losses ending via knockout or TKO.
The manner of Weidman’s loss left fans wondering if the 35-year-old would continue fighting or if he would finally decide to hang up his gloves, considering he has already reached the pinnacle of the sport by capturing the 185-pound title with his upset win over Anderson Silva back in 2013.
In a recent appearance on ESPN’s “Ariel Helwani MMA Show,” Weidman squashed any talks of retirement and said he still felt good and would continue fighting (via Aaron Bronsteter).
“Definitely continuing to fight, that’s not in question at all… I’ve been through hell, I’ve had 23 surgeries, but I feel good right now, I know that sounds crazy… I feel like I’m still capable of some big things.”
Weidman said at this stage he wasn’t 100 percent percent sure where his next fight would be considering his bout against Reyes was his first as a 205-pounder.
“I’m not sure if I’m going to go back to down to 185 or stay at 205,” Weidman stated (via Andy Stevenson).