Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a gruesome broken leg at UFC 261 after kicking Uriah Hall in the opening seconds of the first round at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
The first kick that Chris Weidman landed on Uriah Hall got checked and at that very moment his leg broke in half and the former champion fell face down on the canvas in antagonising pain.
The UFC medical staff came inside the cage and took him out on the stretcher to a local hospital in Jacksonville, where he successfully completed his surgery.
Chris Weidman reveals the rush of emotions at UFC 261
During a live Instagram session, Chris Weidman revealed the rush of emotions he felt at UFC 261. Chris Weidman could literally hear his bone snapping in the fight.
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“As soon as I hit him with that kick, I knew it was super hard. It was so concussive, the sound I do remember. Now looking back, it was my whole leg snapping but I didn’t realize that. I just thought it was a crazy good leg kick that landed super hard. I remember looking at Uriah Hall in the face and he had this poker face on and I’m like ‘Yeah, bro, I know that one hurt you.’ I knew he was going to be feeling that and all I could think about was like I land one more of those, he has to go down cause that was freaking brutal,” Chris Weidman said (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“As I put my foot down, I don’t remember putting my foot down and feeling any of the pain or anything like that cause I was still focused on letting him know that I was good. I guess as my leg snapped underneath me, I happened to look down and when I see my leg look like rubber, that’s when I think I just went into a crazy, weird spot. I went face down and it was like a nightmare. In my head, I’m like there’s no way that was my leg. There’s no way I was just looking at my leg and my leg was looking like that.”
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