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Former middleweight champion is preparing to fight for the first ever UFC event in Madison Square Garden and the first in his home state, but he's looking ahead to his next Octagon visit which he hopes will be a title fight.

"This is the biggest fight of my life because this is my redemption to get back to the title," he said. "If I win this fight, I am fighting for the title. The skies the limit. [MMA] is legal in New York, the stars are aligned for me to get that belt back."

Of course that means he has to get through the current Middleweight champion, Michael Bisping who obtained the belt from the man who took it from Weidman — Luke Rockhold.

Bisping doesn't even seem to have Weidman on his radar as he was asking to fight Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz just last week.

Bisping has defended the belt once already when he won a decision victory over long time rival Dan Henderson at UFC 204, but Weidman isn't that impressed.

"We've all learned our lesson with MMA, anything could happen," he said when asked how a fight between he and Bisping could go. "So I will take him very, very seriously, but with that being said, I will destroy him."

Weidman will face Yoel Romero at this Saturday, live from New York City.


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