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Chris Weidman has a message for haters demanding his retirement: ‘Screw you’

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I just want to let everyone know I’m all good just obviously bummed with the result. I knew Dom was a tough fight and he proved to be more than that with a beautiful timed left hand that put me down in the first. I jumped in with a right hand and the range was off and he capitalized. Sucks for me. As for what is next for me... I’m hearing a lot of “you should retire comments” and I get where you are coming from based on the results of my recent fights. It’s crazy because with a win over Reyes the chances of me fighting for the world championship were very strong. Now to be getting hit with the retirement talk is really a big swing for me to get used to hearing. I will tell you that I am def not ready to retire. I still love this and am very hungry to get back in there. I believe I have the abilities to still be world champion. I know some of you are shaking your head and laughing at me when I say that .. well screw you and thanks for the motivation. This fight I was coming off a year lay-off, 2 major surgeries, and a weight class change. Way too much time out of the gym and I feel like that did play a role in this fight. The fact that I’m healthy right now and can get back in the gym is territory that I’m not used too. I will be back soon and I will look good doing it. Thank you everyone for your support and I’m sorry to let you down. This extreme low in my career will be part of my story and I will finish on top. Thank you to my friends and family and sponsors @monsterenergy @cbdmd.usa @fellowshiphomeloans @medtronic who stand behind me in my high and low moments! Thank you to God for blessing me with all that I have and am so undeserving of. Everyday is a gift and I’m so thankful to be able to experience that gift even when my goals and desires aren’t met.

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Credit to former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, for believing in himself. But we can’t overlook the fact that he’s lost five of his last six, all by way or knockout or technical knockout.

Hardly leaves him in a position to be talking about title shots.

In addition, Weidman was given an ultimatum by promotion president, Dana White, who wants the “All American” wrestler to move back down to the 185-pound division, or announce his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA).

“I will tell you that I am definitely not ready to retire,” Weidman wrote on Instagram. “I still love this and am very hungry to get back in there. I believe I have the abilities to still be world champion. I know some of you are shaking your head and laughing at me when I say that, well screw you and thanks for the motivation. I will be back soon and I will look good doing it.”

Weidman, 35, made the jump up to light heavyweight as a remedy for his 185-pound ailments. Unfortunately, nothing changed and the “All American” was planished by Dominick Reyes in the first round of his UFC Boston main event.

See those highlights here.

The loss to “The Devastator” left Weidman (14-5) unranked at light heavyweight and his trip north removed him from the 185-pound rankings, as well (see them here). I guess the good news is, there’s nowhere to go but up.

Or out.

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