Chris Weidman will have his chance for the belt this Fourth of July Weekend in Las Vegas.
Weidman, is unbeaten in his MMA career.
“It actually got down to me and Rashad. I was with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and they said, ‘Listen, it’s going to be between you and Rashad,’” said Weidman “And Rashad ended up losing.”
Evans lost to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Weidman moved right into the No. 1 spot. He hasn’t fought since a knockout victory over Mark Munoz last year, as surgery sidelined him for several months.
“I was doing an appearance in New Jersey and was like, ‘It’s me. I got it,,” Weidman said. “But they still weren’t saying they were going to fight me, so I just relaxed. And all of a sudden I was in New York and Lorenzo said, ‘By the way, I spoke to Anderson. You’re going to fight him July 6.’”