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Chris Weidman talks UFC 162 on SI Now

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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:

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War veterans turn to MMA

Soledad O'Brien makes her debut on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night (June 25) with an interesting piece on MMA.

Actually, it's more about war veterans turning to MMA as a way to combat against the memories etched in their minds from what they saw and did during the tours of duty as soldiers.

Here's a clip from the segment....

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Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman WSOF feature videos

Maybe that intense look on the face of

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Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman headline World Series of Fighting 3 this Friday in Las Vegas in what is the newer MMA promotion's biggest fight so far.

Below are featured videos on each fighter leading up to WSOF 3 on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET Friday.

Jon Fitch

 

Josh Burkman

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Anderson Silva, soccer star?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Anderson

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Good comedy can transcend nearly any language barrier.

This video, in Portuguese with no subtitles, attempts to answer this basic question: What would have happened if UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva became a soccer star instead?

Whether or not you can understand Portuguese is irrelevant to the amusement you'll get from watching this video that hit YouTube on Wednesday, 24 days...

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Watch 'The DNA of GSP' trailer

Georges St-Pierre, left, lands a blow to Nick

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There's a feature documentary on the horizon about UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Directed by Peter Svatek and Kristian Manchester, "The DNA of GSP" promises to be a "look at the human being behind the legend."

No release date has been announced yet, but here's the trailer:

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The Gian Villante eye safety PSA

Gian Villante argues with the referee after a

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At UFC 159 last month in New Jersey, Gian Villante lost by technical decision when he was poked in the eye by Ovince St. Preux and the referee stopped the fight.

On Tuesday, Gamma Labs posted this humorous PSA on eye safety in the workplace starring Levittown's Villante.

Watch and enjoy.

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Prepping for Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3

Cain Velasquez grapples with Junior dos Santos during

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The events of UFC 160 on Saturday night have set into motion affirmative talk of the heavyweight fight most fans wanted in the first place: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 3.

The two first fought at UFC on Fox 1 in November 2011, with Dos Santos taking Velasquez's title in 64 seconds. Velasquez then took the title back in December 2012 with a five-round classic.

With Velasquez stopping...

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UFC 160 video roundup, part 1

Cain Velasquez during his UFC 155 heavyweight championship

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Here's the first installment of the UFC 160 video roundup heading into Saturday's fight.

This one includes an overview of the main and co-main events, plus more from Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva....

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Anderson Silva: 'Sometimes I'm funny'

Middleweight champion Anderson Silva holds the Knockout of

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OK, sure, there was a much juicier quote from this Anderson Silva video clip below, but I didn't want to be accused of going for shock value and cheap clicks. (At least not today, that is.) Besides, you can see it right there in the embedded video.

Silva, the UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound greatest MMA fighter, may have missed a media obligation last week in Los Angeles for...

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Learn a little about Luke Rockhold

Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

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Luke Rockhold wore the Captain Obvious crown when he said in the video below that the toughest thing about fighting Vitor Belfort is trying to make it through the first round. Of Belfort's 22 career wins, 14 have come in the first round.

But this clip from UFC's "Ultimate Insider" goes a bit deeper into Rockhold's back story, so give it a watch now or some time before he fights Belfort...

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