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Former UFC Champion Chris Weidman Tries to Find the ‘Silver Lining’ After His Leg Break Surgery

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.

Chris Weidman has given an update on his situation. Weidman was rushed to the hospital following a brutal leg break at UFC 261.

Weidman and Uriah Hall fought in the undercard of the Usman vs Masvidal fight. Unfortunately, the fight ended prematurely due to  Chris grotesquely breaking his leg in the opening seconds of the fight.

However, Weidman has since come out on his socials to thank everyone for their support. He discloses that he is still in a lot of pain following surgery. “It’s gonna be eight weeks till I can walk, without crutches and stuff,” he confesses.

Furthermore, he conveys that it will take six to twelve months for him to begin training again. “Trying to find the blessing in disguise or the silver lining.” Weidman remains optimistic about the situation and trying not to be disheartened.

Chris explains how he is trying to remain positive and hopeful despite the situation. “I just appreciate all my family, all my friends and my fans, everyone who’s sending me prayers and well wishes, it means so much”.  Moreover, he hails Uriah Hall and Anderson Silva in particular for their ‘classy’ behavior and for reaching out to him.

‘The All American’ also reveals the extensive damage to his Tibia and Fibula. He explains how his surgery went well and his Tibia is now straight with the help of an iron rod through the knee. According to the doctors, the procedure will allow his Fibula to heal on its own as well.

What’s Next for Chris Weidman?

Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman is hoping to recover within a year. He feels that with the help of physiotherapy, he can slowly make his way back to the Octagon. Many fans suggest that Weidman should retire instead.

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

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. (Credits: Getty Images)

Similar to Anderson Silva, Chris has broken his leg just like the Brazilian did against him at UFC 168. Moreover, when Silva made his return two years later at UFC 183, he lost five out of his next seven fights. Consequently, Silva retired from the UFC.

Incidentally, Weidman has already lost the last six out of eight fights. Many in the MMA Community feel that the middleweight is well past his prime. With the extent and seriousness of his injury, Chris will have to hang up his gloves once and for all.

Read More: Conor McGregor Claims Kamaru Usman Copied His Moves to KO Masvidal, Adds He Is Coming For 170 Pounds Title Soon

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