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Conor McGregor Gives a Clear Explanation of Chris Weidman’s Broken Leg Injury at UFC 261, Wishes His Full Recovery

Chris Weidman of the United States leaves the fight on a stretcher after breaking his leg on a kick attempt to Uriah Hall of Jamaica during UFC 261

Conor McGregor took to Instagram to wish Chris Weidman a speedy recovery, following his horrific injury. Weidman completely broke his leg in the opening seconds of his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC 261.

Chris’ foot bent grotesquely around Hall’s lower leg, and he dropped to the mat as he planted on his right foot. The former champion was reeling in agony as the bout was over in just 17 seconds. Soon after, Weidman was stretchered off.

The audience, commentary booth, and spectators sat shocked at what they witnessed. Uriah Hall was visibly in dismay as he saw his opponent taken away from the Octagon. Naturally, he was shaking after experiencing the injury up close.

However, Conor McGregor took to Instagram to try and explain what had happened. He remarked that the injury is probably due to preexisting micro-fractures on Weidman’s leg. “Had to have been damaged over time without knowing. Wear and tear,” he claims.

Moreover, Conor extended his sympathies to the former middleweight champ. He wrote, “Hoping Chris Weidman has full recovery! Never nice to see”. Surprisingly, Chris is now part of two out of the three-leg breaks in UFC history.

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Chris Weidman and the Leg Break Incidents

Previously, Chris Weidman claimed the UFC middleweight title by defeating Anderson Silva at UFC 162. However, the Brazilian faced Weidman in a rematch at UFC 168 and was seemingly winning the bout. Unfortunately, Silva broke his leg after Weidman successfully checked a leg kick that folded Anderson on the deck.

Incidentally, eight years later, ‘The All-American’ experienced the same fate as Silva at UFC 261. Similar to UFC 168, Uriah Hall felt Weidman’s leg kick around his lower leg. Moreover, Weidman’s leg seemingly folded as soon as he put it back down on the canvas.

 Uriah Hall of Jamaica reacts after Chris Weidman of the United States suffered a broken leg on a kick attempt during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Uriah Hall of Jamaica reacts after Chris Weidman of the United States suffered a broken leg on a kick attempt during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Credits: Getty Images)

Weidman has lost the last six out of eight fights. Fans and experts feel that the middleweight is well past his prime. Now, with the extent and seriousness of his injury, it seems that Chris will have to hang up his gloves for good.

Chris also received kind messages from the likes of Anderson Silva, Francis Ngannou, and many others. Friends and foes of the fighter will be wishing him a speedy recovery and hoping for his good health.

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