Weidman, an up-and-coming middleweight contender, hopes to fight Anderson Silva in November at New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden.
"I just had shoulder surgery and I'm two months in from the operation, and in another two months I'll be 100 percent," he said. "So I'm looking at July 4 weekend, Anderson Silva, and give him an immediate rematch in November at Madison Square Garden."
Weidman thinks Silva's camp wants the legendary Brazilian to fight Cung Le because it's a better stylistic matchup. Le is a dynamic striker, while Weidman has a solid wrestling background.
Silva's greatest struggles have been against top-notch wrestlers like Chael Sonnen, so a fight against Weidman would not be easy.
"I mean, I guess if I was him, I'd rather fight him (than me), too," Weidman said. "I mean, no disrespect to Cung Le, but that's a good matchup for him. I think if Dana White wants (me fighting Silva) to happen and the UFC wants to make it happen, it'll happen. But it's a little different with Anderson, him being who he is."
Weidman is frustrated that Silva doesn't want to fight him.
"It seems like he's avoiding it at all costs at this point," Weidman told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Saturday in Chicago. "I'm a big, strong, young, athletic wrestler with good submissions. I think it's a bad matchup for him, I think he knows that, and he's making millions of dollars outside the cage being the undefeated UFC champion – untouchable. And if Chris Weidman, who a lot of people don't know, goes in there and takes that away from him, it's not good for him."