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'Chris Weidman' Day (July 17) Declared In Long Island's Nassau County

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UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman, who hails from Baldwin, N.Y., will be honored with his own day (July 17) after his second round knockout of Anderson Silva to claim the 185-pound crown (watch it here). NewsDay.com reports that, "Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, New York State Senator Dean Skelos and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray have declared July 17 'Chris Weidman Day'" in honor of the proud Long Islander. For those in the area, the official ceremony is planned for tomorrow (Weds., July 17, 2013) at Coral House in Baldwin. Impressive, especially in a state where mixed martial arts (MMA) remains a political lightning rod.