Chris Weidman was told by those that are in charge of helping direct his career to take it slow, make your name against lesser competition and, eventually, earn your spot. Weidman, however, had other plans.
This evening, "The All-American" will face Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman. With a win, he will improve to 5-0 inside the Octagon and 9-0 in his MMA career.
"I take it one fight at a time, but I'm always trying to press up to the best competition," said Weidman, in a recent interview with UFC.com. "My managers, they wanted me to take my time, but I was always trying to look towards the top and getting closer to the top."
In Munoz, Weidman will be facing his toughest competition, as the former Oklahoma State University wrestling standout is regarded as an elite middleweight.
"I'm just going in there and trying to compete and really competing against myself and trying to test myself," Weidman said. "I just have to do the best I possibly can and that's all. Win or lose, I'll be a happy guy."
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