The sport of MMA may not have a home in New York yet but a number of Mixed Martial Artists do including unbeaten UFC middleweight Chris Weidman. Over the past few days, Weidman found himself in the same position as millions of East Coasters who were caught in the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.
While many folks were merely inconvenienced by the mega-storm, Weidman wasn’t so lucky. According to the Long Island native, his house suffered an enormous amount of damage though he and his family escaped unscathed.
“First floor, garage, backyard, (and) deck all pretty much destroyed. We lost a lot of stuff but as long as we are healthy that’s all that matters. I actually documented a lot through video and pics. We had water up to my chest in some parts of my house,” stated Weidman in a text to MMAFighting.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to have done $5-$10 billion in damage based on early estimates and is considered to have been one of the five worst hurricanes in the nation’s history.
Weidman is currently scheduled to face Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 in late December.
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