After his win earlier this year against Mark Munoz, it appeared that Chris Weidman to be set to be the next title contender for Anderson Silva.
Weidman (9-0) has made his case for getting a shot against Silva in his next title defense, but Silva is more interested in a super fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
With Silva waiting for St-Pierre, Weidman is now looking at the possibility of his next fight not being against the champion.
During “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, UFC President Dana White said they have a plan for Weidman but would not go into detail. White did say that it’s not likely that his next fight will be for the title.
Weidman has mentioned the possibility of having a number one contenders bout against the winner of the UFC 152 bout between Michael Bisping and Brian Stann. White was asked about the potential of that fight and gave his standard answer of “he will see what happens.”
It appears the UFC wants to wait and see what happens at UFC 152, before booking Weidman in his next fight. If a fight with Silva is not next for him, a fight against the winner of Bisping and Stann makes the most sense for him.