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Redemption for Chris Weidman at home

Redemption for Chris Weidman at home

The principal reason that the MMA community worked so hard to legalize the sport in New York was financial. New York City is the biggest media market in the country and there was plenty of money to be made running events in the Empire State.

A less prominent reason that MMA in New York made so much sense was the preponderance of fighters who live and train in the area. Saturday night on a Fox card, UFC demonstrated that depth of talent with their first card in Long Island filled from top to bottom with New York area fighters.

At the top of the bill was Chris Weidman, the proud former UFC middleweight champion on a three fight losing streak. The stakes were sky high for...

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