Last night, Chris Weidman not only suffered a loss at UFC 261, but did so by breaking his leg early in the fight. It was one of the worst injuries we have ever seen inside the octagon, and was unfortunately reminiscent of the injury he inflicted on Anderson Silva years ago.
Dana White confirmed at the post fight press conference that Weidman would undergo surgery after the fight, and wouldn’t comment further on whether he believes it could be the end of the former champions career. Now, we have an update from his wife via social media, who says everything went well.
“Well that was horrible. Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed. It’s been a lonnnggg day but so happy to finally see this man of mine post surgery. Everything went well thank you Lord! Very thankful for the medical staff, UFC family @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonekand our family and friends here rallying to help with the kids. My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication that he puts into his training everyday and the great man that he is, so I only want the best for him. While this absolutely sucks in the moment and for some weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed by the love and support we have far and wide and are very aware how blessed we are. All of that overpowers the awfulness of this situation. We are blown away by our friends and family offering to hop on flights to come help us without hesitation. We are so grateful and love you all!! It’s been a crazy year so far but us Weidmans are a force and covered in Grace and Mercy everyday! We were reminded this year how precious each day is and I am so thankful to be spending another day on earth next to my love even if it’s in a hospital room far from home.”
We wish the former champion a speedy recovery and hope to see him put this injury behind him sooner rather than later.
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