Chris Weidman is recovering in hospital while his wife posts an emotional update on ‘freak’ leg fracture
Chris Weidman recovers in hospital after surgery with wife posting emotional update on ‘freak’ horror leg fracture at UFC 261 ending his fight with Uriah Hall after just 17 seconds
- Chris Weidman opened his middleweight bout with Uriah Hall with a leg kick
- The American’s leg suddenly broke on impact in a brutal MMA injury
- Hall was declared the winner and UFC legends past and present were stunned
Chris Weidman is out of surgery and is resurrected after shocking his leg against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.
American middleweight Weidman suffered one of the worst injuries in MMA history when he broke his leg 17 seconds after the match started.
Weidman tried to get an early strike against Uriah Hall in the first round, opting to connect with a right leg kick, countered in defense by Hall’s left leg.
Chris Weidman’s wife posted this photo of him on social media after a successful surgery
But disaster struck immediately when Weidman’s own leg broke on impact and the fight was immediately dismissed as he lay on the canvas of the octagon with a broken limb.
It was extremely difficult for fans to watch, but his wife has used social media to provide some reassurance.
Well, that was awful. Strange things happen in life and plans are crushed. It’s been a long day, but I’m so happy to finally see this man of mine after surgery, ” Marivi Weidman wrote alongside a photo of her husband sticking his thumbs up in his hospital bed.
‘Everything went well, thank you Lord! Very grateful to the medical staff, UFC family @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonek and our family and friends who gather here to help with the children.
Chris Weidman (right) broke his leg on his first leg kick against Uriah Hall (left) at UFC 261
‘My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication he puts into his training every day and the great man he is so I only want the best for him. While this is absolutely worthless for the moment and for weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed with the love and support that we have far and wide and are very aware of how blessed we are.
All of this overwhelms the awfulness of this situation. We are overwhelmed by the offer of our friends and family to jump on flights to come and help us without hesitation. We are so grateful and love you all !! It has been a crazy year so far, but we Weidmans are a force and covered with grace and mercy every day!
We were reminded this year how precious every day is and I am so grateful to have spent another day on Earth alongside my loved one, even though it is in a hospital room far from home #teamweidman. ‘
The American was stretched from the octagon in tears after the devastating defeat