The UFC has made so many millionaires in the Zuffa years, alright? There is no doubting that. They also take care of their champions, which leads us to believe that Chris Weidman and Ray Longo aren’t on the hunt for more money by hosting birthday parties at their gym, instead they are simply looking to bring the joy of birthday celebrations to you, the fans, by hosting birthday parties at the LAW MMA Gym on Long Island starting at a reasonable $275 per party.
This sounds like quite an event, to boot. Let’s look at the post that Chris Weidman put up on Instagram detailing the festivities.
<center><blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version=”4″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style=”padding:8px;”> <div style=” background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;”> <div style=” background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;”></div></div> <p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”> <a href=”https://instagram.com/p/vPP7mRihhB/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_top”>We are now offering birthday parties. No more stressing out over bday activities, food or inventions. We will do it all @law_mma all you will need to bring the party is the birthday kid and the cake!! We will do the rest!! #lawmma #birthday #party #kids #fun #games #cake</a></p> <p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2014-11-10T23:50:22+00:00″>Nov 11, 2014 at 3:50pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote><script async defer src=”//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js”></script>
So basically, all you need to do is give Ray Longo and UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman some money and they’ll let you bring your kid and some friends to the gym for pizza, soda, some cake (you gotta bring your own cake, you don’t want to see a Ray Longo cake), games and prizes. On top of that there is a cake-cutting ceremony, which we assume involves Ray Longo asking the birthday child to attempt to low kick him, only for Ray to use the ancient Knee Destruction(R) technique to break said child’s shin.
I do wonder if the pizza is homemade with Matt Serra’s signature marinara or if they just order out? Do any of you live in the area and want to test this out and get some photos/video of what this might look like? Do you think there is an additional fee to get Ray Longo to dress up like a clown or if he just does that?