Chris Weidman Really Happy He Lost At UFC 194
So it appears Chris Weidman is really happy he lost to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 because he said the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com): “It was just a great experience for me. I could play back a million things in that fight I could’ve done differently, but I’m really happy I lost. I feel like if I would’ve won that fight, if I would’ve somehow figured a way to beat him up, I wouldn’t have the opportunity that I have now to grow as a fighter and truly reach my potential. Now I feel like I have the freedom to change things that I’ve wanted to change for years. You don’t want to fix things that aren’t broken, so that kind of stops you from make changes. But now I feel more free than I’ve ever felt to change the things and do things that I wanted to do without feeling like I’m cursing myself, so I feel great. I’m real excited about the future. I feel like it’s just going to create a whole different monster inside of me, and I’m excited to go out there and fight again.”
Chris Weidman seems to have the wrong philosophy regarding competition. He said you don’t want to fix things that aren’t broken. Hey, Chris Weidman, growing as a mixed martial artist and improving as a fighter is the opposite of fixing something. It is adding more tools in your toolbox so when something unexpected happens you are prepared for it (Luke Rockhold smashing your face). I think this was Weidman’s attempt at spinning a loss into an excuse without it looking like an excuse. I hate to tell him, you can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig. I believe a very intelligent woman who once ran for president said that. Just kidding, it was Sarah Palin and she is not smart. Chris needs to suck it up, improve his cardio, train harder and go out and give it 100%. That is all we ask of the athletes we like to watch. As for my girlfriend she only needs to do the first thing mentioned (rhymes with ruck it up).