The champ is here: Chris Weidman UFC 175 documentary

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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