Incredibly ripped Chris Weidman in the shape of his life ahead of UFC 210 5 years ago

Incredibly ripped Chris Weidman in the shape of his life ahead of UFC 210

Chris Weidman looks ready.

It wasn't all that long ago that Weidman was 13-0, fresh from three consecutive defences of the UFC middleweight title that he claimed by knocking out the greatest of all time, Anderson Silva.

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But if his upcoming fight against Gegard Mousasi doesn't play out the way he would like, he could be staring at a three-fight losing skid.

Weidman has been stopped in his two most recent outings, dropping his strap to Luke Rockhold before a slicing knee from Yoel Romero brought an end to their 185lbs clash in Weidman's hometown.

But to say that defeat to Romero in New York at UFC 205 lit a fire under Weidman's ass would be an understatement as 'The All-American" appears to be in the best shape of his life.

Ahead of his UFC 210 meeting with Mousasi, Weidman shared a photograph documenting the fruits of his labour.

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A win over Mousasi is crucial for Weidman if he is to get himself back in title contention while a defeat could well bring an end to his place at 185lbs as Weidman has repeatedly teased a move up to light heavyweight.

"I'm trying to go up to 205lbs and dominate up there too," Weidman told FightHype.com in 2015. "185lbs is just the first baby step. There's a very realistic chance of going up to 205 at some point just to get some more competition."

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But first up is Mousasi and that's no easy task considering the fact that 'The Dreamcatcher' is on a four-fight win streak at middleweight.

UFC 210 takes place in Buffalo, New York on April 8 and is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson.