Sat. Dec, 12 on UFC 194, the undisputed Middleweight Champion of the world, Chris ‘The All-American’ Weidman, is facing who most people consider his toughest test to date since becoming UFC champion, number one contender Luke Rockhold. Even though they have admitted getting along before, it seems like a small psychological warfare has come to the surface, and the battle of the strongest self confidence has begun.

Brett Okamoto, from ESPN.com, asked Rockhold on ‘UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor Media Conference Call’ to respond to comments Weidman had made to him. About that Chris saying that he has faced tougher competition than Luke.

“I fought some very very tough guys in my time. Chris is just about to find out, he’s got a lot of holes in his game, and he’s hasn’t fought anybody that looks to exploit him, until now. I’m not going to sit there and coward down, and let him control the ring. I’m going to stop him in the middle of the cage, I’m..”

Chris interrupts him, “I Can’t Wait! I can’t wait.”, Luke raises his voice, trying to get back the momentum. “..and then. AND THEN!” I’ll finish him.” Chris starts then laughing at Rockholds claims.

The Middleweight title fight is happening on the same card as the unifying feathweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo so there is a strong possibility that their fight will be overshadowed by the massive public interest. However, similar to UFC 189, where the same concern was raised when the welterweight title was on the line as co-main event when McGregor squared off against Chad Mendes for the interim title.

At the time the impact of McGregor’s victory might have drawn most of the attention, but after the fireworks was over, I don’t believe MMA fans talked more about that contest than they did about than the welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald. During the bout the now iconic staredown happened in the end of round 4, and Lawler walking away victories by stoppage in round 5, after a fantastic fight that is considered by many to be the greatest title fight in UFC history.

Will the same happen on Saturday, December 12 on UFC 194 in Las Vegas, Nevada?

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Christian Larusson
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Christian Larusson is a passionate Mixed Martial Arts fan. With experience in writing for Swedish MMA sites, he now solely writes in English through blogging, PunchDrunkSports and The MMA Corner. Got his heart broken early in his life when a friend, ‘Judas’, told him that WWE/WWF wasn’t real. Then one day, he saw MMA on a friend's computer, he was overwhelmed with emotions from what his eyes had just seen. He´s been in love ever since. Christian has been published in different Swedish papers and books, nothing to do with MMA though, so who gives a shh-.