There are plenty across the world celebrating today's news of professional MMA's legalization in New York. Chris Weidman, N.Y. resident and former UFC middleweight champ, has been an advocate for passing the bill throughout the journey.
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Today he and former champ Matt Serra finally got their moment to celebrate with the rest of their Long Island-based team.
I've waited a long time for today and couldn't be more excited to have MMA legal in my hometown of New York!! pic.twitter.com/uoxIpPbcQ4
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) March 22, 2016