Chris Weidman’s Coach Wants One More Fight For Him

November 15, 2023
4 months

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s coach, Ray Longo, is looking for his fighter to have one more fight before he leaves the sport. 

Weidman returned to the octagon for the first time since 2021 when he broke his leg against Uriah Hall. His comeback fight was against Brad Tavares.

However, things didn’t turn out as he would have hoped, as the UFC fighter suffered a unanimous-decision defeat. Thereafter, the calls on Weidman to retire increased, especially with Dana White being very vocal.

In addition, Weidman admitted that he had suffered another injury following his defeat which compounded the loss even further. Despite that being the case, Weidman’s coach wants to see his fighter wrap things up with a win. 

Longo On Weidman

“He’s got some decisions to make. I think he wants to go out on a win. But I think I’d like to see him set up, one last fight that’s fair and then that’s it. Then it’s over. Just go out – I think he deserves it, he beat the greatest of all time twice and I think he was a company man,” Ray Longo

Regardless of what does end up happening, Chris has written his name into UFC history. He secured the middleweight title when he defeated  Anderson Silva at UFC 262.

This was followed up by three defenses of his title, which did increase his chances of entering into the UFC Hall of Fame. And that is something that Longo felt his fighter was worthy of achieving. 

Weidman’s Legacy

“The [Lyoto] Machida fight was great, the [Vitor] Belfort fight, and he had some really good fights. Came around at the right time, dethroned [Anderson Silva] before he started to slip. That guy was on top of the world when Weidman got rid of him…So I think that’s a Hall of Famer for sure and I hope they treat him like one. And I think that’ll make him happy,” Longo 

Ultimately, Chris is 39 years old and he has earned the right to walk on his own terms. And there is no getting away from that. You can stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the world of boxing and MMA by visiting boxingblitz right here.