Civic leaders on Long Island say Chris Weidman is a “true hometown hero.” A “Chris Weidman Day” celebration is being held Wednesday afternoon in Baldwin.
He’s battled back from multiple surgeries. His home was gutted by Superstorm Sandy. So it was really no surprise that Chris Weidman was able to stand his ground against mixed martial arts great Anderson Silva at UFC 162 on Saturday.
A showdown with Anderson Silva may never happen, but a defeated Chael Sonnen left Newark with no doubt that nobody does MMA better than “Bones” Jones.