Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman shattered his right leg at UFC 261, and shared x-rays of his broken leg via social media on Tuesday.
During the first exchange in his UFC 261 main card bout against Uriah Hall, Weidman threw a leg kick that Hall checked. The result left Weidman’s leg broken and the fans inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., stunned.
Weidman was removed from the Octagon on a stretcher after his leg was stabilized. He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent successful surgery on Sunday.
Few X-rays pre-surgery and post-surgery pic.twitter.com/7zLrBH4jZt— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) April 27, 2021
Weidman will be sidelined between six months to a year. A titanium rod was inserted in Weidman’s leg from his knee to his ankle to support his tibia. His fibula is expected to heal on its own.
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