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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman speaks to Newsday (Credit: Newsday/Mario Gonzalez)

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman speaks to Newsday hours before UFC 168 in Las Vegas. (Dec. 28, 2013)

Newsday's Chris Weidman UFC documentaries

Newsday's series of documentaries on Baldwin's Chris Weidman as he went from challenger to champion to two-time defending champion in a span of 365 days.

Chris Weidman: 'I was destined for this'

Watch Baldwin native Chris Weidman as he prepares to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. Videojournalist: Mario Gonzalez (July 6, 2013)

Watch Baldwin native Chris Weidman as he prepares to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in Las Vegas. Videojournalists: Mario Gonzalez and Mark La Monica (July 6, 2013)

Documentary: Chris Weidman's UFC title defense

Dec. 26, 2013

From the gym to the sauna, from the hotel room to the Octagon, Newsday chronicled Baldwin's Chris Weidman in Las Vegas as he prepared to defend his title against Anderson Silva at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, 2013.

The champ is here: Chris Weidman UFC 175 documentary

Chris Weidman looks at Las Vegas from his hotel room on the morning of his title defense against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 on July 5, 2014.

Chris Weidman had the chance to begin his legacy as middleweight champion against Lyoto Machida at UFC. Newsday brings you behind the scenes in Las Vegas during fight week as Weidman, from Baldwin, prepares for his title defense on July 5, 2014. (Credit: Mario Gonzalez, Jeffrey Basinger, Mark La Monica)

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Undefeated: The Chris Weidman UFC 187 documentary

Baldwin's Chris Weidman, the UFC middleweight champion, defended his title for a third consecutive time by beating Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 in Las Vegas on May 23, 2015. But the road to fight night is a long one. This is that story.

Baldwin's Chris Weidman, the UFC middleweight champion, defended his title for a third consecutive time by beating Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 in Las Vegas on May 23, 2015. But the road to fight night is a long one. This is that story.

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