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Steelers take over UFC Fight Night 83 in Pittsburgh

Most players migrate to Miami in the cold offseason months, but several Pittsburgh Steelers were in town over the weekend to catch some UFC action.

Antonio Brown set the scene with a weekend weigh-in on a scale that registered close to 200 pounds (Brown's NFL.com bio lists him at 181, so perhaps he's added muscle this offseason, though the bio could be dated).

Safety Mike Mitchell, linebacker Arthur Moats and running back DeAngelo Williams were among the players at Consol Energy center watching the fights. The Steelers like to hang as a team, including an appearance at WWE's Monday Night Raw during the season.

Apparently, there's a picture of left tackle Alejandro Villanueva with his shirt off, pretending to fight a UFC champion, but I haven't seen that one yet.

Seems like a basic thing, teammates hanging out, but the fact several players are in Pittsburgh in late February signifies the team concept at the UPMC Rooney Complex is real. It is worth noting several players probably need offseason rehab. Williams (foot), Moats (pec) and Mitchell (shoulder) had lingering issues from the end of the season. Perhaps they've been in the facility rehabbing this time of year.