Chris Weidman: ‘I will be back better’ after loss to ‘Jacare’ at UFC 230

Chris Weidman is in good spirits following his loss to Ronaldo Souza on Saturday at UFC 230.

After two strong rounds from Weidman (14-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) in the middleweight co-headliner, “Jacare” (26-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC) came on strong in the third frame and found a home for a fight-ending punch to complete a comeback TKO of the former UFC champ.

On the surface, the result seems like a devastating one for Weidman’s career. He fell to 1-4 in his past five fights, dating back to when he lost the 185-pound belt to Luke Rockhold in December 2015, and now “All-American” has many questions around his future.

Weidman didn’t appear disturbed by any of that, though, because in his first social media post from the fight, he showed nothing but a positive outlook (via Instagram):

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Unfortunately last night didn’t workout for me. Congrats to Jacare & his family & team on a amazing win. He is a true warrior & it was an honor to share the octagon with him. Thanks to everyone for the support, love & prayers. I appreciate it all. I will be back better from this!

UFC 230 took place at Madison Square Garden in New York. Weidman vs. Souza co-headlined the pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

What the future holds for Weidman, 34, remains to be seen. UFC President Dana White was asked about him potentially moving up to the light heavyweight division at the UFC 230 post-fight news conference, but he said he didn’t have any idea about what Weidman plans to do in his career going forward.

For complete coverage of UFC 230, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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