Johnny Walker was supposed to be the guy to beat Jon Jones. However, that all changed earlier this month at UFC 244 where he got knocked out by top contender Corey Anderson in the first round. Walker was riding on an eight-fight winning streak in the UFC. However, Walker is already ready to return to the cage. He called out former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on twitter.
Hey @chrisweidman , that’s funny, I also want to fight in February or March! What a coincidence! What date do you prefer? Let’s dance! 💃 @danawhite@Mickmaynard2
Ei Chris Weidman, que coincidência! Eu também quero ! 💃 #ufc #letsdoit #ill #avange #anderssonsilva pic.twitter.com/rUTy1DMOEO
— Johnny Walker (@Johnnywalkermma) November 28, 2019
“Hey Chris Weidman, that’s funny, I also want to fight in February or March! What a coincidence! What date do you prefer? Let’s dance,” Walker said in his tweet.
Chris Weidman also replied almost immediately and said that he will let Walker know of his decision later.
Hey ! Thanks for the call out! I will let you know when I decide what I wanna do next. https://t.co/7yjVHarPoZ
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) November 28, 2019
“Hey! Thanks for the call out! I will let you know when I decide what I wanna do next,” Weidman replied.
Weidman moved to the light heavyweight division last month when he fought Dominick Reyes. The move didn’t end well for him as he got brutally knocked out in the first round at UFC on ESPN 6. Before that he lost via KO to Ronaldo Souza at UFC 230 last year in New York.
Many fight fans want to see Weidman retired after his back to back stoppage loses but the former champion confirmed on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show last Monday that he was going to continue fighting.
"Definitely continuing to fight, that's not in question at all… I've been through hell, I've had 23 surgeries, but I feel good right now, I know that sounds crazy… I feel like I'm still capable of some big things." – Chris Weidman to @arielhelwani on #HelwaniShow
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) November 25, 2019
“Definitely continuing to fight, that’s not in question at all… I’ve been through hell, I’ve had 23 surgeries, but I feel good right now, I know that sounds crazy… I feel like I’m still capable of some big things.” Weidman said.
However, a fight with Walker is uncertain, as Weidman wasn’t sure if he was going to keep fighting at light heavyweight or if he was planning on moving down to middleweight.
Chris Weidman confirms to @arielhelwani that he will continue with his career:
"That's not in question at all"
On which division he intends to continue competing in:
— Andy Stevenson (@andyste123) November 25, 2019
“I’m not sure if I’m going to go back to down to 185 or stay at 205,” Weidman said.
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