“I Put My Body on the Line” – Dana White and Co.’s “Disrespectful” Actions Exposed Against Former “All American” Champion as Chris Weidman Gets Brutally Honest Before UFC 292

Published 08/17/2023, 10:12 AM EDT

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The much-awaited UFC pay-per-view, UFC 292, is on the horizon. Most importantly, it will mark the return of the former UFC middleweight champion and ‘The All-American’, Chris Weidman, against Brad Tavares. However, Weidman is on the radar, not only because of his return but also because of a horrific leg snap that he suffered in his last fight against Uriah Hall.

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Being a hot topic of discussion due to the unbearable circumstances, Weidman had a fairly long interview recently discussing his return. But that one factor that got the eyes wide open was his brutally honest claim about UFC head honcho Dana White. However, he didn’t seem too pleased while spilling the beans.

The deeds of Dana White exposed by Chris Weidman

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Chris Weidman recently spoke with Marc Raimondi of ESPN MMA ahead of his return after over two years away due to a leg injury. Discussing his mindset for the impending bout, he tried to address all the questions that came in front of him. However, his bout being held on the undercard became a matter of further discussion as he was asked about being in the prelims after a long time.

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Considering the doubt, he had something blunt about UFC kingpin Dana White. He said, “It is kind of disrespectful, to be honest. I am not going to pretend like its not. To be out for 2 years with a broken injury, I broke my leg on the mat of the UFC on a pay-per-view. First card ever since covid. First fully packed arena in Jacksonville. Put my body on the line and then they put me on a prelim? That is a bad idea.”

Weidman’s return after a cruel twist of fate was surely anticipated by the fans. But his words, considering the decision of the UFC, clearly conveyed this was not the welcome he expected. In fact, he further said something which was capable enough of rallying the enthusiasts behind him. But what was that?

Weidman’s response to Dana White

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Weidman had another point to make while addressing this skepticism. He straightaway mentioned his purpose of returning inside the Octagon and he had a message for Dana White. He said, “You know what that probably works out for anybody, everybody at the end of the day because it is a little bit motivational but alright. With the efforts you are disrespecting like that, what do you think? I am done, I am here just like, see how I feel. No! I am here to make a statement.”

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The 39-year-old surely aims to make a statement after coming back into the picture. The fight might be crucial for him since it could make or break his prospective journey.

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However, Dana White’s response to this would surely be under intense scrutiny. Considering the return of the former middleweight champion, what could be the potential outcome? Let us know in the comments.

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Akchhat Bachheti

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Akchhat is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, showcasing his love for the game and unwavering commitment to it through his articles. His fascination with the sport began when CM Punk made his debut against Mickey Gall in 2016, sparking his enduring passion. Since then, Akchhat has aspired to provide a comprehensive understanding of the sport and its participants.
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