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[VIDEO] Chris Weidman Gives Us a Tour of His Long Island Home Post-Hurricane Sandy


(We can’t be the only ones seeing the metaphorical connection here, right?) 

Less than a week ago, Hurricane Sandy blew through the Northeast like the seventh plague of Egypt, leaving over 40,000 New Yorkers alone without a home to go back to. One of the people we originally reported to be among the homeless was UFC middleweight contender Chris Weidman, whose house was “lost in the storm” according to a tweet sent out by UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader.

And although it turns out that the damage wasn’t as bad as we reported (his house is still standing for starters), it will still be weeks, if not months, before Weidman’s home is deemed livable again. Luckily for us, Weidman was generous enough to give MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani a tour of his home and the surrounding damage and even managed to capture some footage of his house as the storm was progressing. Pretty captivating stuff.

Video after the jump. 

Being the impossibly nice guy that Weidman is, he makes sure to inform Helwani that he actually made out a lot better than many of his neighbors. In case he hadn’t nailed that point home, Weidman gives us a tour of the surrounding area (24:00), which looks like a cheesesteak cart post-Hurricane Christie [RIMSHOT]. And hey, Weidman even ended up with a free basketball hoop for his troubles. Like we said, dude’s blessed.

Strikeforce heavyweight Gian Villante makes an appearance around the 22 minute mark to lend his help (and his trousers) to his fellow Long Islander. But even then, Weidman just has to throw a jab out there about Villante claiming to be a “UFC fighter” when he’s still stuck in Strikeforce purgatory. Don’t worry, Gian, that tragedy will also be over soon.

Were any of you Taters hit hard by Sandy? Light up a stogie and tell us your war stories in the comments section.

-J. Jones

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teep- November 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm
I respect Weidman now! A good attitude is 50% of everything. Prayers to you - sloppyspray.
holeeball- November 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Sandy 1 Weidman 0
LOKI- November 6, 2012 at 11:06 am
Poseidon...he's a muthafucker.
Sloppyspray- November 6, 2012 at 10:03 am
Still with no power, heat, and hot water. Day 9 - My will is being tested. My fellow pitiful humans are starting to look tasty. I need to continue fighting the urges of cannibalism and stay civil...though I don't know how much longer I will succeed at this.
Fried Taco- November 6, 2012 at 9:16 am
I prayed that my friend dipsetkilla316 would be alright. Jersey wouldn't be the same without him.
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