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Chris Weidman Undergoes Surgery For Broken Leg From UFC 261 Fight

April 26, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Chris Weidman has undergone surgery to fix the shocking leg break he suffered against Uriah Hall at UFC 261. During Saturday’s PPV, Weidman’s fight with Hall went only 17 seconds when he went for a leg kick that Hall checked, resulting in his leg horrifically snapping. It was a moment reminiscent of the injury Anderson Silva suffered against Weidman himself in 2013.

Weidman was sent to a hospital right after and as Weidman’s wife Marvi posted on Instagram, the surgery was successful. Marvi posted:

“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 @[email protected] and 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. 🙌🏻 #teamweidman”

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