UFC 187: Chris Weidman to unveil his 'new magic tricks' against Vitor Belfort
The current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman will be defending his title against another former champion, Vitor Belfort, at UFC 187 on May 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appearing on the media conference call on May 14, Chris said that he has been practicing some new tricks and that he wants to show the mixed martial arts (MMA) world that he's always evolving.
Here’s what he had to say:
"My goal every time out is to try and separate myself from the division and make a statement to the world. I like to prove to myself where my abilities are and [see] what my coaches think. I'm ready for this fight to make a statement and I'm looking for a finish. I've been off for awhile and I have been working on a lot of things. I have a lot of new techniques, many new magic tricks to bring to this game. I'm excited and comfortable enough to try them out in the Octagon. I've been practicing them a lot in sparring and in training, to bring it to another level, and I want to do it front of millions when a lot's on the line."
Recently Chris was awarded the jiu-jitsu black belt by his trainer Renzo Gracie, and one of his new tricks could be his improved submission skills. But the big question here is that “Will it be enough to defeat one of the most seasoned veterans, Vitor Belfort ?”. Victor also holds the black belt in jiu-jitsu-- along with some of the most fearsome stand-up skills.