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Video: UFC fighters visit Chechnya as Chris Weidman unabashedly dances the night away

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Select Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters, including middleweight champion Chris Weidman, interim heavyweight kingpin Fabricio Werdum, and former 265-pound titleholder Frank Mir. were recently invited to watch a regional mixed martial arts (MMA) event -- Akhmat MMA -- in Chechen Republic.

Bloody Elbow with some context:

As guests of honor during their stay in Chechnya, the UFC fighters were submerged into the boisterous culture of the Caucasus, which included festivities well into the night after the event. Weidman and Mir were even taught how to dance the Lezginka, the national dance of many republics in the Caucasus.

Chris Weidman gives it the ol' college try:

Крис Вайдман танцует Лезгинку

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Here's what it's supposed to look like, courtesy of local fighter Khusein Khaliev:

☝️ @kadyrov_95 #KhuseinKhaliev#Khaliev#Халиев#ХусейнХалиев

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Weidman defends his 185-pound strap against Vitor Belfort at UFC 187 in May.