There’s nothing like receiving a genuine apology from someone who costs you a ton of money. UFC middleweight Chris Weidman (pictured) presumptuously said sorry to UFC president Dana White because he plans on spoiling a couple of fantasy fights for the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.
There are several roadblocks still standing in the way of middleweight king Anderson Silva meeting welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and/or light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a superfight, with Weidman – who many believe to be the greatest threat to Silva’s throne – serving as one of the biggest obstacles.
Weidman is fully prepared to rain on everyone’s parade because he intends on bringing “The Spider’s” reign to a screeching halt.
“I talked to Chris Weidman myself, the guy looks me right in the eye and says, ‘I’m telling you, I apologize that I’m going to [expletive] up all your superfights (because if you take Anderson Silva out of the mix, the superfights are all gone) and I’m gonna be your next champion,” White shared over the weekend. “But what I’m gonna do for you is, I’ll give him an immediate rematch in Madison Square Garden as soon as he loses.’
“It’s verbatim what the guy said to me.”
So considerate, that “All-American.”
Just last month, White PROMISED fans would see Silva face St-Pierre or Jones before the close of 2013.
“GSP is gonna defend his title against Nick Diaz. Anderson Silva will defend his title this summer,” White previously stated. “And before the end of this year, we will soon see a super-fight with either GSP and Anderson Silva, or Anderson Silva and Jon Jones.
“So, one of them is coming.”
Assuming, of course, Weidman doesn’t play spoiler.
Silva and Weidman meet July 6 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.