Chris Weidman recovering in hospital after surgery with his wife posting an emotional update on ‘freak’ horror leg break at UFC 261 that ended his fight with Uriah Hall after just 17 seconds
- Chris Weidman opened his middleweight fight with Uriah Hall with a leg kick
- The American’s leg suddenly snapped upon 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 in good spirits after snapping his leg in shocking fashion against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.
American middleweight Weidman suffered one of the worst injuries in MMA history as he broke his leg 17 seconds into the bout.
Weidman looked to land an early blow in round one against Uriah Hall and elected to connect with a right leg kick, countered in defence by Hall’s left leg.
Chris Weidman’s wife posted this photo of him on social media following successful surgery
But disaster struck instantly when Weidman’s own leg snapped on impact and the fight was immediately waved off as he lay on the canvas of the octagon with a broken limb.
It was extremely tough for fans to watch but ithis wife has taken to social media to provide some reassurance.
‘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,’ Marivi Weidman wrote alongside a picture of her husband giving a thumbs up in his hospital bed.
‘Everything went well thank you Lord! Very thankful for the medical staff, UFC family @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonek and our family and friends here rallying to help with the kids.
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 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.’
The American was stretched away from the octagon in tears after the devastating defeat