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UFC 139: Chris Weidman is 'sick'

Chris Weidman punches Alessio Sakara during their middleweight

Chris Weidman punches Alessio Sakara during their middleweight fight at the UFC Live on Versus 3 event at the KFC Yum! Center. (March 3, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- I just filed my Chris Weidman story for the Sunday newspaper and Saturday night website, and it will include some quotes from our backstage interview here at the HP Pavilion at UFC 139.

But, in the interest of keeping this live blog as complete as possible, let me share a few nuggets you weren't privy to on the Facebook live stream.

After Weidman put Tom Lawlor to sleep with a D'Arce joke -- "the John Danaher way," Weidman told me -- a UFC spokesman leans over to me in press row and says "Your boy Weidman is sick."

That seems to be the general consensus when it comes to the promising start by the Baldwin native.

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