A few days after successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Nevada (highlights), Chris Weidman made another positive move for his combat sports career.
According to a report from UFC Tonight, Weidman signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME), the biggest talent agency in the entertainment business. The 185-pound champion will be represented by Brad Slater, the same man who has helped UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, raise her Hollywood stock.
Slater also represents other high-profile celebrities you may have heard of before, including Kevin Costner, Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Forrest Whitaker, and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
The partnership -- which could be attributed to this game-changing move -- is all part of the plan to help Weidman achieve his goals outside of the Octagon, which include, but are not limited to, commercials, books, movies and TV appearances.
And as "Rowdy" can attest to, Slater and Co. can definitely get the job done.
In addition, Wiedman has also signed on with a new manager, as he will be be represented by Shane McCassy of Manage Create, LLC.
Indeed, the future looks bright for the undefeated (12-0, 6-0 UFC) Weidman in (and out of) the Octagon, a fighter who made his UFC debut a little under three years ago.
It truly pays to be the champion.