Apparently, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman didn't appreciate Luke Rockhold's recent critiques.
Love this. Just wanted to make sure some more people see this and remember this on December 12th. https://t.co/Wp2I7DFPvs— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) October 26, 2015
Rockhold spoke to our friends at Submission Radio earlier this week, saying he'd expose Weidman and finish the champ in the second round of their title clash at UFC 194.
"I think Chris is going to be tough ... for a round. Maybe two," Rockhold said. "I'm going to run away with this fight. I'm going to take the belt home. Another belt to AKA [American Kickboxing Academy].
"Chris is just too slow. He's too slow. He's slow. That's all I've got to say. He's slow, slow, slow."
Well, Weidman doesn't agree.
"I have a lot of respect for for Luke," Weidman told Fight Network. "He's got a good skill set, but if he's believing the things he's saying right now I can't wait to just see that look on his face when he finally realizes that he was wrong when we're in the cage together. I'll see it. I'll feel it. It's a breaking point that he's going to feel and realize that I'm in a different class than him."
Specifically responding to Rockhold's comments on his speed, Weidman says he's already proven himself against stiffer competition.
"I like it," said Weidman. "It puts a smile on my face. I just want people to remember all the things he's saying. On Dec. 12, I want people to remember these things. Look at the guys I've fought. Anderson Silva. Lyoto Machida. Vitor Belfort. All those guys are much quicker than Luke Rockhold and I did just fine."
Weidman defends his middleweight title to Rockhold in the co-main event Dec. 12 at UFC 194 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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HOLY SHIT!! @PaigeVanzantUFC vs @rosenamajunas Dec 10th in Vegas @UFCFightPass pic.twitter.com/qRJZ1zAcaH— Dana White (@danawhite) October 28, 2015
It's on baby!!!! You don't want to miss this!!! #ufcvegas pic.twitter.com/7Udnr7C8Sw— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) October 28, 2015
Yep, it's damn true! Excited to welcome @RealKurtAngle to the #Bellator145 FanFest & event Nov 5th & 6th in St Louis pic.twitter.com/Sb9prwU3Hs— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) October 28, 2015
Patience is a virtue— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) October 29, 2015
Not that hard people @Ufc #Ufc pic.twitter.com/pHjjLDLLmu— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) October 29, 2015
Fico muito honrado com o que o Dr Ben Carson disse sobre a minha pessoa. Sobre ser um homem focado com mentalidade de...Posted by Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort on Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Reusing @reebok shoe boxes for @operationchristmaschild. Fill up a box and drop it at my gym @law_mma! pic.twitter.com/dyhEQRpFuB— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) October 29, 2015
Nothing like spending the morning with some of our warriors to put things in perspective! The wall of... https://t.co/OjbRaUDb54— Randy Couture (@Randy_Couture) October 28, 2015
Well thank you all for having me and for always carrying more than your load https://t.co/6mIdyH2DNV— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) October 29, 2015
Great time training with injured members of our Canadian Armed Forces. #Realheroes #SoldierOn pic.twitter.com/0tfKcDG9Nl— Chad Laprise (@ChadLaprise) October 28, 2015
"I'm #teamgadelha also, I sent your belt to be polished." This is hilarious @danawhiteufc ! Can't stop laughing!!! pic.twitter.com/tQLNGNGcwn— Claudia Gadelha (@ClaudiaGadelha_) October 28, 2015
I don't approve, Tim.
Somewhere in the Mojave Desert, I find out if this @NOSEnergyDrink fan has what it takes to #LiveNOS. https://t.co/Yqiwquucop— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 28, 2015
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
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Fights to keep an eye on in November (European Edition)
There are a number of events taking place in Europe in November but three match-ups really stick out amongst them.
Stephan Puetz - Viktor Nemkov (M1 Challenge 63, November 6th)
Puetz (13-1) and Nemkov (22-5) will do battle in November with the M1 light-heavyweight title on the line. These combatants have actually fought previously in a very entertaining scrap that ended with a split decision win in favor of Puetz.
Both fighters have put together an impressive string of wins since then. Puetz most notably defeated Marcin Tybura, the M1 heavyweight champion, in May in a champion vs champion match handing the Polish standout his only professional defeat.
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