UFC President Dana White Wants Chris Weidman To Get Retire
UFC President Dana White wants veteran fighter Chris Weidman to retire from the UFC. Former UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman promised his fans that he would be back “better than ever” following his UFC 292 loss.
But guess what Dana White believes that it is time for 39-year-old Chris to say goodbye to his Ultimate Fighting Champion career.
In a recent post-fight press conference, Dana White begged the veteran fighter to call it a career.
“I love Chris Weidman – I love him, I love his family and I think he should retire. We talked to Dr. [Davidson]. He thinks he blew his ACL, MCL – he blew one of the CLs. The guy is just coming back from a gruesome injury and, listen man: Father Time is not our friend at all, but definitely if you’re a professional athlete. … Depending on the damage to the knee, you’re talking another year. So I would say: ‘Chris, I love you. Please, please retire.'”
Weidman has lost seven of his last nine fights but like every other fighter, he is not admitting that his MMA career is over now. To give Weidman some sense UFC president himself requests the fighter to retire. Weidman holds a career record of 15-7 in MMA and 11-7 in UFC.
“Weidman reached the pinnacle of the sport and did it in spectacular fashion, knocking out the greatest of all time [in Anderson Silva]. What now? Why? To come back and feel it one more time? He felt it tonight, and he blew his knee out and he’s going to have to go through crazy surgery again and recover from it. It’s just like, why? You’ve done it all. You’ve accomplished everything that you could hope to accomplish in the UFC.”
Hope this time Weidman will listen to Dana White.