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UFC 162 Chris Weidman videos from Las Vegas

Chris Weidman at Ray Longo MMA during

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Newsday videographer Mario Gonzalez is in Las Vegas to chronicle Baldwin's Chris Weidman and his pursuit of the UFC middleweight championship belt against Anderson Silva at UC 162 on Saturday night.

Above is video from Thursday's press conference. Below, in the "Related" section is video from Wednesday's open workout, plus a video gallery of all the Chris Weidman videos from past...

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Live to Fight

Live to Fight Inc., started by Kristen Brown

If you pay close enough attention to the banner behind Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 162, you might see this logo.

It's a heart with a fist for a right curve and it represents Live to Fight Inc., a non-profit organization of which Weidman is a board member.

The non-profit based out of Centereach was founded by Kristen Brown, a cancer survivor and martial arts fan and practitioner....

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Fighting is 90 percent mental, huh?

UFC fighters Chris Weidman, left, and David Branch

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Every sport, in one way or another, touches on this timeless cliche: "[Insert sport here] is 90 percent mental."

Then there's John Danaher, a Renzo Gracie black belt and BJJ instructor at the Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan.

"I believe that’s a complete lie," said Danaher, who has a Master's Degree in philosophy from Columbia.

“Yes there is a very important...

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Anderson Silva attached to indie MMA film 'Monday Nights at 7'

From left, "Monday Nights at Seven" creater Marty

Whether or not this becomes an interesting film is up to you and your penchant for movies.

But Marty Sader and Laura Keys have created a somewhat compelling video on to get you interested in contributing to the making of "Monday Nights at Seven."

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and retired MMA legend Frank Shamrock are both attached to the project,...

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UFC 162 is 'time to shine' for Chris Weidman

Baldwin native Chris Weidman says he's never been

Many media outlets asked Chris Weidman the same sorts of questions during Monday's blitz around the city ahead of UFC 162 on Saturday.

Here are some of the answers he gave to Newsday, plus a cameo from training partner and UFC light heayweight Gian Villante....

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Mimicking Anderson Silva?

Anderson Silva, top, during an open workout for

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Part of the problem fighters face when preparing for Anderson Silva is that he's the best mixed martial artist in the world, which then creates this follow-up problem: finding someone with a similar skill set to bring in into training camp.

Jon Jones may be the only person capable of mimicking Silva, but he's not exactly available at the ready.

So, fighters such as Chris Weidman, who...

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Chris Weidman talks UFC 162 on SI Now

These are some of the answers UFC middleweight

Monday's media blitz began at 6:30 a.m. for Chris Weidman, the title hopeful from Baldwin who fights Anderson Silva at UFC 162 this Saturday.

Somewhere in the middle of that tour was this hit on SI Now, the live web show from Sports Illustrated.

Here's the clip below:

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at

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