Ray Longo the pinnacle coach of Chris Weidman needs to see the previous UFC middleweight champion finish his profession with a win.
Weidman returned to the Octagon at UFC 292, this after recovering from the damaged leg he suffered in his struggle in opposition to Uriah Corridor. It was a nasty damage that resulted in a number of surgical procedures and loads of rehab. In his return, Weidman was booked to tackle Brad Tavares. Sadly for the ‘All American’, he wound up shedding the bout by resolution.
Within the struggle, Chris Weidman suffered a fracture in his leg, so UFC president Dana White wants to see the former champ retire. However, Longo thinks the UFC ought to give Weidman a good struggle in order that he can go off with a win to finish his profession on the suitable foot.
“No person examined him and swiftly, he had a tore ACL, MCL, individuals simply bullshit. It’s wonderful, I imply, how do make that dedication? Severely,” Ray Longo mentioned about Chris Weidman on Anik & Florian. “The ice was on the suitable leg, I used to be standing proper there, the ligaments, he truly advised me, ‘my ligaments aren’t torn.’ No matter, I’m glad that labored out for him as a result of the fracture is definitely nothing, particularly to him. It’s a mere flesh wound to that man. You aren’t going to persuade him something is unsuitable.
“He’s acquired some selections to make. I feel he needs to exit on a win. However I feel I’d wish to see them arrange one final struggle that’s truthful, after which that’s it. Then it’s over. Simply exit, I feel he deserves it,” Longo continued about Weidman. “He beat the best of all time twice, and I feel he was an organization man. The Machida struggle was nice, the Belfort struggle, and he had some actually good fights. Got here round on the proper time, dethroned (Silva) earlier than he began to slide. That man was on prime of the world when Weidman removed him, and then you definitely noticed (Silva) flounder after that. So I feel that’s a Corridor of Famer, for positive, and I hope they deal with him like one. I feel that’ll make him glad.”
Whether or not or not the UFC will permit Chris Weidman to struggle yet one more time is unsure. However, getting one other likelihood to finish his profession on a win is what Ray Longo thinks his pupil deserves. Weidman is presently 15-7 as a professional and is 2-7 in his final 9 fights.