Less than 48 hours on from the punch that shocked the UFC world, Chris Weidman already has to deal with challenges for his UFC middleweight championship.

Weidman knocked out UFC superstar, and former champion, Anderson Silva in the second round of their fight at UFC 162 to continue his unbeaten record and claim the belt.

He is now the man to beat in the company and Mark Munoz wants to be the first person to face the new champion.

Munoz has already taken on Weidman in 2012 and was stopped in the second round, but he is still confident of his ability to beat the new champion. Speaking to UFC he said: “I wasn’t myself in that fight.

“I’ll chalk it up not as a loss, but a learning experience. Now I’m back, and I’ll be more than happy to fight him again.”

The Filipino fighter was impressive against Tim Boetsch at UFC 162, his first win since 2011 after injury had dented his progress, and it now appears he has his sights set on much bigger things.

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