Chris Weidman Announces Second Surgery for Gruesome Leg Injury Suffered at UFC 261

By: Tudor Leonte
Jul 28, 2021

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Things aren’t going well for Chris Weidman, who will need to go under the knife soon. In a recent interview with MMA Today on SiriusXM, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship 185-pound titleholder revealed that his injury is more severe than expected. Weidman broke his right fibula and tibia on a low kick checked by Uriah Hall in their clash at UFC 261. “The All-American” had surgery a few hours later and has been dealing with rehabilitation since.

“I’m actually getting another surgery, I just found out,” Weidman said. “I’m getting another surgery, most likely on Aug. 11. They’re going to have to plate the fibula bone because it’s considered a non-union, so the bones aren’t healing the way it’s supposed to, which kind of sucks, but I did expect setbacks and issues with this type of traumatic injury, and I’ve been through a lot.”

Weidman (15-6, 11-6 UFC) suffered the gruesome injury on his very first strike thrown at Hall. Before the TKO loss, he outpointed Omari Akhmedov via unanimous decision at UFC on Fight Night 174. That night, he spanned a two-bout skid at the hands of Ronaldo Souza and Dominick Reyes.

“At the end of the day, I guess my mindset is… I’m just a positive person, to begin with,” Weidman added. “Not that I don’t have moments of negativity and laziness and lack of motivation, but I’m usually a glass half-full type of person. I think that helps. I tend to… If I ever feel bad for myself, it’s very easy to look at someone else who has it worse and realize you have nothing to complain about it and you can’t be feeling sorry for yourself.” Advertisement
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