"I'm fighting Lyoto Machida," Weidman said at the UFC 175 ticket sale press conference. "Forget Vitor."
Weidman went on to detail his knee injury and mentioned that it was a minor procedure that allowed him to be back in the gym doing light workouts "a day or two" later.
"Long story short: Both of my meniscuses on both of my knees were clicking to my joints every once in a while and it started being a issue. So I got it scoped out and my knees have never felt better."
Now with his return to the octagon now six weeks away, Weidman is glad to finally be fighting an opponent not named Anderson Silva.
"The second fight I had a lot to prove to get the first fight off my back. Even the second fight, it didn't end the way I wanted. After being in there twice with him, I felt like I dominated both fights and I knew I'm the better fighter. So I'm glad to move on and put that behind me and I'm excited to fight Lyoto Machida. He's a tricky guy. I'll figure him out."