NSFW! After Horrific Leg Break Chris Weidman Has Successful Surgery

Chris Weidman reports successful surgery after horrific leg break.

This is indeed the hurt business. Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman had the unfortunate luck of experiencing the most extreme case of that at UFC 261. Weidman suffered a horrific leg break after having his kick checked/blocked by opponent Uriah Hall. While it was certainly a terrible turn of events for the former champ, Weidman has reported that his surgery to repair his leg was a success.

Reminiscent of his now infamous rematch with Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman got his leg broken when he attempted to kick his opponent in the opening round of their bout. A simple leg check was all it took to break Weidman’s shin bone. While it was indeed a legitimate technique, it certainly unfortunate to see things unfold that way.

Dana White reported that was the first time a UFC fighter won a bout without ever throwing a strike.

The event was also eerie in another way as well. The irony can not be denied when we consider that Anderson Silva had his leg broken in the same manner when fighting Weidman at UFC 168. Both men have now experienced the exact same injury to the same leg under the same circumstances. It’s not something you see every day.

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The post below shows how Chris Weidman injured his leg during the bout.

 

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This post shows how similar the situation was when compared to the Anderson Silva break.

 

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But while the leg break was indeed horrific and hard to watch, there’s good news to report. It appears that Chris Weidman has had a successful leg surgery. The former UFC champ gave an update on his social media and he appears in good spirits.

 

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The Generation Iron team wishes Chris Weidman a speedy recovery. Hopefully this won’t deter him from making his way back into the octagon for another go.

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.