Chris Weidman’s house damaged in Hurricane Sandy

Maggie Hendricks

As the country starts to clean up from the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, a UFC fighter will be part of the group who has to deal with wrecked homes. UFC middleweight Chris Weidman's home was damaged when the storm hit Long Island.

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader, who has the same manager as Weidman, tweeted that Weidman's home was lost.

Weidman later spoke to MMA Fighting, and confirmed his home was severely damaged. The flooding was up to his chest in some places, and the first floor, backyard, garage and deck are 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."

He will need to deal with the clean up as he prepares for his next fight. Weidman is fighting Tim Boetsch at UFC 155 in late December.

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