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Video: Weidman hitting pads with Longo

Middleweight Chris Weidman of Baldwin, trains with Ray

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Here's a little clip of a training session between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman hitting pads with trainer Ray Longo one night this past week in Garden City.

It was produced by Weintraub Films, which has been documenting Weidman's camp for UFC 168.

That should be an interesting piece when it's completed and released.

Watch the video embedded below.


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Weidman to host BJJ seminar for Live to Fight charity

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at a press

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, a newly minted brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under John Danaher and Matt Serra, will host a BJJ seminar for the Live To Fight charity of which he is a board member.

The event will be at Renzo Gracie's academy in Manhattan (224 W. 30th St.) on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

The No Gi BJJ seminar will also include top UFC lightweight Jim Miller,...

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Chris Weidman still not intimidated by Anderson Silva

The fight poster for UFC 168 with Long

His image is on top. His name is listed first. He'll be introduced last.

Still, new UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman would have preferred a different photo be used in the poster for UFC 168 and his rematch against former champ Anderson Silva.

As for the "Leave No Doubt" tagline used on the poster?

"I like that," Weidman said Wednesday at a UFC 168 promotional...

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Video: Weidman, Silva on ESPN MMA Live

Chris Weidman, left and Anderson Silva embrace after

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On the off chance you haven't heard Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman answer these questions of late, here's one more chance.

Weidman, the reigning UFC middleweight champion, and Silva, the former champion, spent Thursday at ESPN doing a media blitz.

Here's a clip from MMA Live Extra.

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Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva UFC media tour stops in NYC

UFC champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chris Weidman

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In the span of eight days beginning Sept. 23, Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva will visit seven cities across the United States and Brazil to promote their rematch at UFC 168 in Las Vegas on Dec. 28.

Presumably, they will be asked many of the same questions in each city and offer the same answers. Expect quite a few of them to be about UFC 162 when Weidman upset Silva to win the middleweight...

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Nassau executive declares July 17 'Chris Weidman Day'

Chris Weidman reacts after knocking down Anderson Silva

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Chris Weidman already has a UFC world championship. Now, he'll have his own day.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, New York State Senator Dean Skelos and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray have declared July 17 "Chris Weidman Day" in honor of the Baldwin native.

Weidman made national headlines on July 6 after a stunning second-round TKO of Anderson Silva to claim the...

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Watch Newsday's exclusive documentary of Chris Weidman at UFC 162

Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva at UFC 162

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When Long Island's own Chris Weidman won the UFC middleweight title last Saturday, Newsday was there. Now UFC fans can relive the momentous fight with our exclusive documentary.

Shot by Mario Gonzalez, the documentary --  entitled "Chris Weidman: 'I was destined for this' " -- follows Weidman both in and out of the octagon, sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a fighter as...

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Chris Weidman: Anderson Silva and I will have a rematch

Chris Weidman knocks down Anderson Silva with a

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Chris Weidman says he and Anderson Silva will go at it again in the near future -- and it could happen as close to home as possible.

Weidman said Wednesday on WFAN's Boomer and Carton Show that there would "100 percent" be a rematch between he and Silva. The Baldwin native knocked Silva out in stunning fashion Saturday night at UFC 162 to take the middleweight title and snap Silva's...

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Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva make weight for UFC 162

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

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The following sentence should come as no surprise to MMA fans.

Anderson Silva, the UFC middleweight champion, and Baldwin's Chris Weidman, the challenger, both made weight Friday night for their main event title fight at UFC 162 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Weidman weighed in at 185 pounds, the mandatory maximum for a title fight at middleweight. Only in championship fights is the one-pound...

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What UFC 162 means to the middleweight division

Mixed martial arts fighter Anderson Silva, from Brazil,

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Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against Chris Weidman at UFC 162 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Some thoughts on what it will mean to the middleweight division after the winner's hand is raised:

If Anderson Silva wins . . .

-- Very little changes in the overall makeup of the 185-pound picture since the champion remains as such.

-- Clear some bandwidth on your Internets...

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