With Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes set, Weidman tells Reyes: “I look forward to making you humble”

With Chris Weidman vs. Dominick Reyes set, Weidman tells Reyes: “I look forward to making you humble”

Will Chris Weidman find success at his new weight?

By Oscar Willis - 23 Jul 2019

Chris Weidman hasn’t really been one for trash talk over his UFC career, but it seems with a new beginning at light heavyweight comes a new attitude.

The former UFC middleweight champion is making his move to 205-pounds, and (as reported first by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto), will meet Dominick Reyes in his divisional debut. The pair are set to clash in the main event of UFC Fight Night on October 18 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Interestingly, along with the fight announcement has come some tetchy back and forth between the two. Earlier today, Reyes said he had his eyes fixated on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but was content to meet Weidman should the UFC ask — something that seemed to irk the newcomer at 205.

“Did you forget you had a controversial split decision win your last fight?” Weidman asked. “You think [you] would deserve a title shot? And about taking my head I look forward to making you humble.”

That shot provoked a similar toned reply from Reyes, who wrote in response: “Did you forget your last 4 at middleweight!? Controversial or not a win is a win. In fact, It gave YOU this opportunity so I’ll just have my best performance against you (ex-champion). Then there will be no debate I am The 1. Don’t confuse confidence with arrogance Chris.”

With the light heavyweight division currently lacking in depth, and with Jones’ renewed interest in competing regularly and consistently, whomever emerges victorious could well have a claim to meeting the champion in the near future.

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