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Chris Weidman: The Early Years

After 20 years of MMA in the U.S., some irrefutable truths have revealed themselves to us. There is, of course, the necessity for cross-training and conditioning, the mettle of champions and perpetual challengers, and the static ratios of talent versus hard work and how they’re each vital for success. However, 20 years of MMA has also taught us that the path of every warrior doesn’t begin when they first set foot inside the Octagon. Thanks to two decades of some form of cagefighting on television, and the public’s ever-growing appetite for seeing with their own eyes bloodshed brought about via four-ounce gloves, the sport now has its very own minor leagues. But this article isn’t about the regional shows that dot the nation, some of them shallow and some of them deep with skilled athletes, nor is it about any particular up-and-comer who may or may not have a future in the UFC. No, this article is about a reigning middleweight champion named Chris Weidman, whose rematch with legendary former champ Anderson Silva headlines UFC 168 on Saturday night.
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Another Chris Weidman Video to Psyche You Up

Chris Weidman is defending his belt on Saturday at UFC 168, and to help get you motivated to watch him kick some more ass, here’s a video of him kicking ass. Whoop-whoop!

Yeah, Ronda’s Gonna Have To Kill Her

Ronda Rousey savaged Miesha Tate’s arm in their first fight. The betting public sees her as an 8-to-1 favorite at UFC 168 on Saturday. It’s not going to be enough to simply get a submission win in the rematch. Ronda Rousey’s biggest backers, and critics, want to see more out of her. They want to see her totally destroy Miesha Tate in violent fashion.

And Ronda Rousey is partially to blame to raising expectations so high for destruction that anything short of broken bones will be viewed as a disappointment. When you are a super-strong Type A personality that manufactures chips on your shoulder as proficiently as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, fans don’t want to see ordinary accomplishments. They want complete annihilation.
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Lest Ye Forget, Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva I

They met back at UFC 162, and at Saturday’s UFC 168 they shall dance once again. I’m talking about Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, who provided 2013 with one of its most memorable moments in the cage. What’s that? You don’t remember how the first fight went down? Well, I got you covered.

Ronda is Fighting This Week – You Ready?

If not, here’s a little primer. Remember, Ronda Rousey is not just defending her belt at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, she’s also the face of female mixed martial arts.

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