Chris Weidman has surgery after ‘freak’ leg break

Chris Weidman UFC 261

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 24: Chris Weidman of the United States is attended to after breaking his leg on a kick attempt on Uriah Hall of Jamaica during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Alex Menendez / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

American Chris Weidman has undergone surgery for a broken leg sustained in his middleweight bout with Uriah Hall at UFC 261 in Florida on Saturday, his wife has said.

Former champion Weidman’s right leg snapped following the first kick of the fight to Hall’s leg in the opening seconds and the 36-year-old was carried out of the arena on a stretcher before being taken to a hospital in Jacksonville.


“Well that was horrible,” Weidman’s wife Marivi said on Instagram. “Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed. It’s been a long day but so happy to finally see this man of mine post surgery.”

No timeline was given for his potential return to action.


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