UPDATED April 26, 11:10 a.m. ET: Chris Weidman posted a video on his Instagram after getting a successful surgery.
After the fight, he was stretched off to a nearby Jacksonville hospital. Weidman says the doctors fixed his broken tibia and fibula on Sunday. He will have to undergo physical therapy which he says he’ll be documenting for his supporters.
“I think it’s gonna be eight weeks until I can walk without crutches and stuff and drive and all that,” he says, adding it’ll be another six to 12 months before he can train again.
See original story from 4/24/2021 below.
On Saturday, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman injured his lower right leg during his fight against Uriah Hall.
Seconds in the fight, Wediman attempted to strike Hall. His leg snapped when Hall checked the kick. The injury was reminiscent of Anderson Silva’s broken leg against Weidman at UFC 168 in 2013.
Hall won the fight via TKO in 17 seconds in the first round. Hall was completely shaken following the injury.
Hall also vowed to give him a rematch when the time comes.
You can check out some reactions from fans below.