Matt Serra claims that Weidman may have told doctors the wrong date after he was struck with a controversial knee from Mousasi.
Leaked audio from the controversial UFC 210 co-main event between Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi has helped shed light on why New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) officials deemed ‘All-American’ unfit to continue in the second round.
Weidman, 32, was granted a timeout by referee Dan Miragliotta after being hit by what appeared to be an illegal knee. After querying NYSAC officials, however, Miragliotta confirmed that the knee was in fact legal, as ‘The Dream Catcher’ lifted Weidman’s hands from the ground while landing the strike.
Weidman, a former UFC middleweight champion, was declared unfit to continue and Mousasi was awarded the TKO stoppage win.
According to Weidman’s long time coach and friend, Matt Serra, the New Yorker may have told NYSAC doctors the wrong date, which would have granted them with permission to stop the fight.
Check out the video footage below, which includes audio from Weidman’s coaches Serra and Ray Longo.
“Because he didn’t know what day it is? He might not know what day it is,” Serra yells (h/t Jordan Breen of Sherdog). “He told them it was February and he didn’t know what the date was. I told you that m———–’s a dirty c———!”
Weidman did not reveal the exchange he had with NYSAC officials but told reporters in the post-fight press conference that he will be appealing the loss and wants an immediate rematch with Mousasi.