Chris Weidman had the worst moment of his fighting career last night at UFC 261 after snapping his leg in shocking fashion against Uriah Hall.
Weidman suffered a disturbing compound fracture just 17 seconds into his middleweight bout with Hall after he threw a right leg kick that was checked. His limb would fold under his weight as he collapsed to the ground in agony on the mat.
Weidman’s wife shared an update on his status on Sunday:
“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!” she wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
UFC president Dana White alluded to the possibility this might not be something that Weidman can come back from in his career.
He turns 37-years-old in June.