UFC fighter Chris Weidman was honored by local politicians, who declared July 17 Chris Weidman Day.
UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin
UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, is honored at the Coral House, as he celebrated the newly proclaimed Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013) (Credit: Rebecca Shinners)
Chris Weidman, the newly crowned UFC Middleweight World
Chris Weidman, the newly crowned UFC Middleweight World Champion, poses at the Coral House in Baldwin, where Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano proclaimed the day Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)
UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin
UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, holds his championship belt at the Coral House as he celebrates the newly proclaimed Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013) (Credit: Rebecca Shinners)

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Baldwin native and UFC fighter Chris Weidman holds
Baldwin native and UFC fighter Chris Weidman holds both his championship belt and an honorary belt he was presented with by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Town of Hempstead Councilman James Darcyat Coral House. Weidman was honored by local politicians after he knocked out Anderson Silva, who is widely regarded as the greatest fighter in the sport's history, on July 6 to become the middleweight champion. (July 17, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray presents UFC
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray presents UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, with a proclaimation for Chris Weidman Day at the Coral House. (July 17, 2013) (Credit: Rebecca Shinners)
UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin
UFC Middleweight World Champion Chris Weidman, a Baldwin native, poses with fans and his championship belt at the Coral House as he celebrates the newly proclaimed Chris Weidman Day. (July 17, 2013) (Credit: Rebecca Shinners)