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Midnight Mania! Chris Weidman uses MMA math to justify title shot, but Israel Adesanya shuts him down

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It’s been several years now, but there was a time when Chris Weidman was atop the throne, the undefeated world champion looking like a longtime kingpin. Then, his first loss led to a second and a third, and if we fast-forward a few more bouts, Weidman had lost five bouts via knockout in six trips to the Octagon.

Weidman’s back was to the wall heading into 2020.

Fortunately, “The All-American” successfully returned to both the Middleweight division and the win column with a hard-fought victory opposite Omari Akhmedov back in August. Interestingly, that win seems to have removed Weidman’s memories of his still-recent struggles, as he’s already been calling for a title shot against Israel Adesanya.

Earlier today, Weidman took to Twitter to argue his case, explaining that his wins over shared competition were better — classic MMA math!

Unsurprisingly, Adesanya does not believe himself to be easy money. In fact, the quarantined “Stylebender” is already well-prepared to trade insults with the former champion. He responded shortly himself, posting an old video of himself promising to “f*ck up” Weidman ... though requesting he also go build his win streak first.

I would score this round of trash talk 10-9 Adesanya, but relying on MMA math might actually be an automatic DQ! Regardless, Adesanya seemingly has bigger fish to fry, as he’s been targeting both Jon Jones and the Light Heavyweight title as of late.

Weidman is also unbooked, but a title shot at this time is unlikely.


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