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Luke Rockhold: For his sake, Chris Weidman better hope we don’t rematch despite looking ‘decent’ against a welterweight

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Chris Weidman returned to the win column at UFC on FOX 25 a few months ago, choking out Kelvin Gastelum to break his three fight skid.

And while “All American” was quick to proclaim he’s still the real champion at 185 pounds, Luke Rockhold, another former division champion, says Chris is being delusional.

“He’s a bit delusional at times,” Rockhold said on The MMA Hour via MMA Fighting. “He just lost three in a row, so for him to think he’s the champion is pretty far from. But he looked decent,” he said. Still, Luke admits Chris looked decent, though he did defeat a Welterweight.

“Weidman looked better than I’d seen him in a long time. “He’s definitely, he’s got something back together and we’ll see. I mean, he did fight Kelvin Gastelum. He did fight a 170-pounder. So we’ll see, we’ll see what’s to come with him. He’s got a long ways to go.”

While Chris managed to get back in the win column, Luke hopes to do the same when he faces off against David Branch in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116 on September 16.

With a win, Luke gets himself back on track after getting knocked out in his previous outing by current champion Michael Bisping. As for a rematch with Weidman, Rockhold says it won’t end well for “All American” once again and suggests a rematch should be avoided at all costs.

“For his sake, I hope not.”

Are you interested in seeing a do-over between Luke and Chris sometime down the road?

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