Chris Weidman believes he gave a gift to Luke Rockhold in the form of Michael Bisping at UFC 199.
According to 'All-American', Bisping is the easiest opponent in title fight history and doesn't deserve to step into the Octagon to challenge for the middleweight belt.
"I'll be watching. I'm sure it will bother me a little bit," Weidman said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, per Adam Guillen Jr. of MMA Mania. "But what are you going to do? I gave Luke a gift. I gave him two gifts. The first gift was me throwing that spinning back kick, the second was Bisping on a silver platter. It's the easiest title fight in the history of title fights. I don't know, if mentally somehow Rockhold just beats himself, I can't really see him losing. I'm not hoping for anything. May the best man win. but by looking at it, I don't think Bisping ha a chance. And that's not because Bisping has bad mouthed me with every word out of his mouth. It's just the truth."
Weidman, who was brutally dethroned by Rockhold at UFC 194, was expected to rematch the current champ at The Forum on June 4 but was forced to pull out of the bout due to a neck injury. The Serra-Longo product is expected to undergo low-risk surgery to ensure he can return to training as soon as possible.
Bisping, who was selected as Weidman's late replacement last month, is riding a three-fight win streak (his first since 2011) and is coming off a career-defining victory against Anderson Silva in London, England. Despite competing in the UFC for a decade, 'The Count' has never fought for the title and will look to make history by becoming the first British champion in promotional history.
Rockhold, 31, beat Bisping in 2014 and will look to cement his spot as a pound-for-pound great with another win over the Brit in his first UFC title defense this Saturday.
The UFC 199 pay-per-view, which features Rockhold vs. Bisping in the main event, takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, California on June 4.