Chris Weidman suffered a horrific leg injury during his fight against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 this Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida. The 36-year-old American injured his own shin with a blow to his opponent.
Sensitive souls refrain, these images give shivers down your spine. For the public’s return to UFC 261 this weekend in Jacksonville, the 15,000 spectators in the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena witnessed Chris Weidman’s terrible injury live during his fight against Uriah Hall.
The last duel of the evening before the beautiful victories of Kamaru Usman against Masvidal and the successes of Rose Namajunas and Valentina Shevchenko gave rise to a frightening moment. After just 17 seconds, Chris Weidman suffered a serious shin injury when he kicked Uriah Hall.
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Weidman evacuated on stretcher, operation in sight
After his loss by TKO, the 36-year-old American left the octagon on a stretcher and was then taken to the local hospital for treatment. According to ESPN information, Chris Weidman will undergo surgery this Sunday.
“I have nothing but respect for Chris Weidman,” said Uriah Hall after his victory. […] He was the first person to defeat Anderson [à l’UFC], and I was the last. “
And the 36-year-old Jamaican to support him after his impressive injury: “I wanted to give a good performance but I feel so bad, said Uriah Hall again. I hope he is ok. I wish the best to his whole family. “
The lovely message from Anderson Silva
The terrifying injury of Chris Weidman also recalled the painful memory of that suffered by the legend Anderson Silva facing, precisely, the American in December 2013. The Brazilian also went there from his message of support to the unfortunate Weidman.
“My deepest feelings and sincere champion. I wish you a speedy recovery,” said the man with 34 victories in the pros in MMA. At this moment, I wish you and your family, light, love and knowledge. Sports fans please respect the moment this incredible warrior has lived and wish him to be very quickly and 100% well. God bless you and your family Chris Weidman. “