This video of Chris Weidman will make you want to hug your dad

The last time someone from Ray Longo’s camp on Long Island, New York, fought for a title, critics gave Matt Serra the same odds of beating GSP as a snowball’s chance in hell. Three and a half minutes later, Matt Serra knocked GSP out and vaulted from his dominant position into a perfect one-handed cartwheel to the center of the octagon. While we have yet to see Chris Weidman’s gymnastics abilities, we’ve seen him finish three of his last five fights against some of the toughest competitors in the UFC’s middleweight division. We can only assume that his tumbling is right up there with some of the Olympians who failed to medal but still came within a few hundredths of a point in one of those weird tiebreaker situations the world has criticized for dozens of years. Perhaps someday we’ll see Weidman try out for the Olympics again, but for gymnastics instead of wrestling. With Matt Serra as a coach, anything is possible. Until then, let’s get to know the fighter knocking on the door of a UFC title shot and get some great advice from his dad.

Published on August 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm
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