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Chris Weidman says he took Khamzat Chimaev fight, but rib injury prevented it from happening

30 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Chris Weidman was one of a few to jump at the opportunity to fight Khamzat Chimaev , but it didn't pan out.
Weidman was willing to take on Chimaev in mid-January, he said, but the UFC opted to match Chimaev with streaking welterweight contender Leon Edwards in the Dec. 19 main event.
Speaking to Submission Radio , former UFC middleweight champion Weidman revealed he accepted an offer to fight Chimaev , but a rib injury he's currently healing prevented it from happening.
“They offered me Chimaev. I said yes,” Weidman said. “Then I started getting really excited about it, and then I said...
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