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MMA star Weidman recruits for Bruins
Courtesy Baldwin Schools
Weidman, second from left, reunited with Baldwin wrestling royalty recently. From left were B.A. Schoen, Steve Shippos, current coach Jim Murphy and assistant coach Tom Daddino.

Chris Weidman, a top-ranked contender on the mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship tour and a Baldwin High School graduate, returned to his alma mater recently to help register youth wrestlers.

Weidman’s name emerged, among those of other fighters, as a possible next opponent for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the MMA rumor mill recently. But although the 28-year-old Weidman, who is 9-0 in his career and 5-0 since joining the UFC, expressed eagerness to fight Silva, the veteran champion was mute on his plans for the future.

Weidman, BHS class of 1992, met with wrestling program stalwarts B.A. Schoen, Steve Shippos, coach Jim Murphy and assistant coach Tom Daddino, to register youth wrestlers. Weidman signed autographs and offered career and training advice to many of the young registrants.


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