Chris Weidman suffered through one of the nastiest injuries in the history of existence, and the first thing he thought of was when he would be able to make a comeback. Weidman is not about talks; he is a man of his word – after going through such a traumatic phase in his career, instead of calling it quits and retiring, he decided to fight against all odds and make a return.
He is the best example for everyone out there, conveying an important message: never give up. For the unrelenting and otherworldly effort that he has invested, he is not being treated right; Chris Weidman will be fighting against Brad Traves this Saturday night in the ‘preliminary card’.
Weidman does feel disrespected; however, instead of whining about it, he looks forward to proving to the UFC and the world that placing him in the preliminary card was a ‘bad idea’. Such is the mindset that should be adopted by everyone; even in adversity, you can always find an opportunity to shine.
Chris Weidman is making his comeback this weekend at UFC 292 following his horrific leg injury against Uriah Hall only 2 years ago. #UFC292 #FightWeek pic.twitter.com/xDycyTkJwH — Mehdi ☝️ (@emlife4tyle) August 18, 2023
Chris Weidman on being placed in the preliminary card
Recently in an interview with ESPN, Chris Weidman shared his honest thoughts on playing in the preliminary card and explained how he will show that he does not belong there.
“It’s kind of disrespectful, to be honest. I’m not going to pretend like it’s not,” Weidman said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Like, to be out for two years, with a broken injury – I broke my leg on the mats in the UFC on a pay-per-view – first card ever since COVID, first fully packed arena in Jacksonville, (Fla.).
(I) put my body on the line, and then they put me on a prelim? “I’m going to show: That’s a bad idea. You know what? It probably works out better for everybody at the end of the day, because it’s a little bit of motivation.
Weidman further said:But all right mother-effers, you disrespect me like that? What, do you think I’m done? Do you think I’m here to just see how I feel? No. I’m here to make a statement”. “For me to be here, I’m more grateful than ever because I didn’t know if I was really going to be able to come back, I’m happy to be here”.