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Dana White announced that current middleweight champ Michael Bisping will likely face Dan Henderson next, not former champ Chris Weidman, and Weidman is a little ticked off.

"End of the day I feel I'm best in world and will get my belt back by beating whoever it takes," Weidman tweeted. "But this is a joke of a system."

The most likely next opponent for Bisping is Weidman, who is the second ranked middleweight and the dominant former champ, not to mention he was already given a title shot.

But that's not the direction the UFC went, instead they are looking to match Bisping with Dan Henderson, who is ranked number 13.

Weidman was previously undefeated before losing his belt to Luke Rockhold in December. He was set for a rematch this May, but had to back out at the last minute due to an injury.

Filling in for him was Bisping, who was able to take the title from Rockhold via first round knockout on just 17 days notice.

Henderson and Bisping have a history and both fighters have been vocal about wanting to fight each other again which is likely why the match was made.

The fight has not been solidified but is being targeted for Manchester.

There is no word on if Weidman will be matched with another opponent in the meantime.

(Photo by Amy Kaplan)


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