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Watch: Chris Weidman on CNN

Baldwin's Chris Weidman celebrates his second-round TKO of

Baldwin's Chris Weidman celebrates his second-round TKO of Mark Munoz at UFC on Fuel 4 in San Jose, Calif. (July 11, 2012) (Credit: AP)

The UFC marketing machine has begun building up the profile of its top middleweight contender Chris Weidman.

After that five-minute grappling display followed by that second-round elbow that split open Mark Munoz's head, Weidman moved into position to be strongly considered for a title shot against Anderson Silva.

It may or may not happen anytime soon. Part of that is because Weidman's profile isn't as big as, say, Michael Bisping. Yet.

Weidman will be the guest at UFC 150's Fight Club Q&A next Friday in Denver. He's one of the four fighters fans can vote for to get their faces on a can of Edge Shaving Gel. And he was on CNN this past Monday morning with Soledad O'Brien (among others), who also happens to be a Long Island native.

Here's the segment.

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