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Sun, 25 Apr 2021 08:00:00 +0100
Disaster struck at UFC 261 as Chris Weidman suffered one of the worst injuries in UFC history
The middleweight broke his leg in the opening seconds of
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Disaster struck at UFC 261 as Chris Weidman suffered one of the worst injuries in UFC history.
The middleweight broke his leg in the opening seconds of his bout with Uriah Hall when he attempted to throw the first strike of the bout.
Upon impact, Weidman’s leg snapped and he crumbled back with the entire arena aghast at what happened.The fight was immediately called off and Hall awarded the victor as the medics got into the octagon and went to work on Weidman.He’d be stretched out of the octagon and taken to a local medical facility, but he did manage to give the cheering audience a thumbs up to let them know he’s OK.
After the bout, Hall was stunned. As Joe Rogan tried to interview the Jamaican, Hall was visibly shaken by what had transpired.We have to warn you, these images are not for the faint of heart.
Praying for my man Weidman #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/jobDMKqWxz
#UFC261 Replay: ⚠️WARNING⚠️Uriah Hall defeats Chris Weidman via TKO after a leg kick goes wrong 🤢 #UFC pic.twitter.com/I0w2hMQwZX
The terrible irony here is Weidman was the man in the octagon when Anderson Silva broke his leg back in 2013.Weidman was the first man to defeat Silva and Hall was the last in his legendary UFC career. Furthermore, Weidman was the first man to defeat Hall back in 2010.It was poetic they made their way back to each other at UFC 261, but tragedy struck i just 17 seconds.
Weidman, 36, was fighting for his UFC future in the eyes of some already.
Hopefully he can recover from this sickening injury and get another chance, should he want to.
Hall has already said he will certainly give Weidman another fight if he does make a comeback.
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 08:00:00 +0100
ANDERSON SILVA has wished Chris Weidman a 'speedy recovery' following his horrific leg break at UFC 261
The former middleweight champion snapped his
ANDERSON SILVA has wished Chris Weidman a 'speedy recovery' following his horrific leg break at UFC 261.
The former middleweight champion snapped his leg in his rematch with the in-form Uriah Hall in the early hours of the morning.
A perfectly checked leg kick a matter of seconds into the first round snapped Weidman's tibia and left him writhing in agony.
Weidman's broken tibia mirrored Silva's horror injury in their UFC 168 clash in December 2013.
And future Hall-of-Famer Silva was quick to send a message of support to his former foe on Instagram.
He wrote: “My deepest and most sincere sentiments champ. Have faith, I wish you a speedy recovery.
“In this moment I wish you and your family light, love and knowledge.
“To the fans of the sport, please respect this moment of this incredible warrior and let’s wish that he is 100% very recovered soon.
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“May God bless you and your family.”
Weidman, 36, was stretchered out of the arena and sent straight to hospital.
The New Yorker is set to undergo surgery on Sunday.
Hall was overcome with emotion after the unfortunate leg break and was quick to send a message of support to Weidman and his family.
In his post-fight interview, he said: “I got nothing but respect for Chris Weidman, he is truly one of the best.
“It is a crazy story that he was the first man that I fought that defeated me and introduced me to fear.
“I didn't know what fear was, I was scared of wrestling.
“And during that time, we went down different paths. He was the first one that defeated Anderson, I was the last.
“And it was just crazy how we ended up here again. I wanted to put out a great performance.
“But man, I feel so bad for him. I hope he’s okay. I wish his family well if you guys are watching.
“It's a sucky part of the sport, it's the hurt business. And believe me, they don't see the fight outside of the octagon.
“I got nothing bad to say about him and I hope he recovers.
“And hey, whatever rank I am in the future, if he gets well I owe him this fight.
“And I hope he can come back from it.”
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Chris Weidman suffers horrifying leg break with first strike of his fight