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.
Marivi Weidman gives update on Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman’s wife Marivi gave an update on the broken knee and revealed that her husband had successfully undergone surgery.
“Well that was horrible. Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed. It’s been a lonnnggg day but so happy to finally see this man of mine post surgery. Everything went well thank you Lord! Very thankful for the medical staff, UFC family @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonek and our family and friends here rallying to help with the kids,” Marivi Weidman wrote. “My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication that he puts into his training everyday and the great man that he is, so I only want the best for him. While this absolutely sucks in the moment and for some weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed by the love and support we have far and wide and are very aware how blessed we are. All of that overpowers the awfulness of this situation. We are blown away by our friends and family offering to hop on flights to come help us without hesitation. We are so grateful and love you all!! It’s been a crazy year so far but us Weidmans are a force and covered in Grace and Mercy everyday! We were reminded this year how precious each day is and I am so thankful to be spending another day on earth next to my love even if it’s in a hospital room far from home.”
The MMA India Show wishes Chris Weidman a speedy recovery !!
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