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Chris Weidman Confirms Broken Hand, Hopes For Fall Return

May 23, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman has confirmed in a new interview that he broke his hand in his fight with Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman spoke with Megan Olivi on an EA UFC 3 Twitch stream and said that he’s been dealing with injury issues with his hand. Highlights are below:

On how he injured his hand: “I broke it on Kelvin Gastelum’s head in the first round [of UFC on FOX 25], and then I had one surgery, and they had to take the tendon from my wrist and put it in there and kind of create a new ligament. That didn’t work great. Then I had to get my hip bone put in there, and that worked awesome. I’m getting this cast off on Thursday and getting ready to kick some ass again.”

On hoping to get a fight in the early fall: “If this heals 100 percent – which I think it will be because it feels great – I can start punching right away and get back into it right away. Hopefully, maybe, fight in September or October.”

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