Chris Weidman accepts an award from Nassau County, N.Y., officers after profitable the UFC middleweight title (G …
TORONTO — There have been two huge modifications in his life since he gained the UFC’s middleweight title from lengthy-time champion Anderson Silva in Las Vegas in July, Chris Weidman informed a crowd at Maple Leaf Square gathered for the UFC one hundred sixty five weigh-in.
He has a lot of people presenting him with a lot more business offers. And that may have something to do with the opposite massive change in his life that Weidman talked about.
“I’ve got more money now,” Weidman said. “That is most likely the largest factor. It’s good.”
Weidman was requested concerning the $41.5 million guarantee that boxer Floyd Mayweather earned in his fight with Canelo Alvarez last week, and whether he was bothered by it.
He said he was blissful for Mayweather and joked, “I’d like forty five million,” however he took hassle to point out he had no points with his pay.
“I believe we’re treated nice,” Weidman mentioned. “There are quite a lot of things, the bonuses they hook [us] up with after. I can’t inform you.. Principally, I ain’t complaining. That’s all I’m saying. As much as everybody thinks they know, you do not know.”
White has an answer for the Mayweather pay question
UFC president Dana White can anticipate to be requested a lot about Mayweather’s purse in the coming weeks, significantly since there is a likelihood that Mayweather might net $one hundred million before it’s all stated and achieved.
But White, who has fought again onerous at insinuations that the UFC underpays its fighters, had an answer ready when he was asked about it Thursday.
“You recognize, thirteen years ago, individuals had been asking me, ‘Will there ever be a day when the UFC gets back on pay-per-view?’ ” White mentioned. “[They’d say], ‘Will there ever be a day UFC is on free TELEVISION? Will there ever be a day you may be doing things in several countries?’ Right here we are actually so, yes, I prefer to consider we’ll [one day pay a fighter that form of cash].”
T.J. Grant says concussion signs are improving
UFC lightweight T.J. Grant’s concussion symptoms are enhancing (Getty)
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant, who’s now needed to pull out of two title fights due to a concussion, stated Friday he hopes to have the ability to begin training in a couple of month.
“I’m getting rather a lot better,” Grant said. “I’m not 100% but, however every single day I am getting higher and better. I’m hoping I’ll be prepared to begin training in about a month. That is simply me being optimistic, but I am simply hoping you already know. There is always a chance I may have been prepared for this combat [on Dec. 14 against Anthony Pettis], however at the same time, I could not accept it not realizing the longer term and not figuring out how briskly I was going to heal.”
Grant stated his symptoms are enhancing, but that he is nonetheless not symptom-free a number of months after the injury suffered whereas training jiu-jitsu.
“It has been headache pressure, fog, like pressure in the head,” Grant said of his symptoms. “Earlier on, it was a lot more than that, like nausea. Concussions just have an effect on you with all the pieces. They have an effect on your degree of happiness. You’ll be able to’t do the issues that make you cheerful. You’re simply confused. It is a variety of various things.”
Former champs Overeem, Mir will be combating for their jobs
Frank Mir meets Alistair Overeem at UFC 167 (Getty)
It’s almost exhausting to consider, but White mentioned Thursday that the onus is on former UFC champion Frank Mir and ex-Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem to win when they meet at UFC 167 in Las Vegas on Nov. 16.
Mir has misplaced his final three fights and Overeem has lost his final two. The loser, White said, shall be lower.
But here’s betting he’ll re-suppose that. Assuming both men want to proceed preventing, they’re each fun fighters to watch who will strengthen any card they’re on.
Clearly, fighters must win or the ax inevitably will fall, however different fighters have hung around with longer shedding streaks. I’m keen to guess that ultimately will occur with the Overeem-Mir loser.
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