UFC 261 was a night of memorable fights, but one particular fight was memorable for all the wrong reasons. Chris Weidman faced off against Uriah Hall in a fight on the card. However, the fight ended in a shocking way as Weidman broke his leg, giving Hall a TKO victory just 17 seconds into the fight.
The horrific leg break was reminiscent of UFC 168 in December 28, 2013, where Anderson Silva broke his leg after Weidman checked his kick to win their rematch.
Weidman took to Twitter on Monday and gave a detailed account of the procedure used to repair his leg while also expressing his disbelief at what happened.
“They put a titanium rod through the tibia. So they go through the knee, and they take the rod and they drill it through the tibia to make it straight and hard. My fibula was broken, as well, but I guess when they put the tibia back together and my leg was straight, the fibula kind of matched back up to where it was broken, and they feel that could heal on its own as long as I’m not putting weight on it and stuff.”
Weidman also shared before-and-after X-rays of his leg and they were certainly brutal. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital today and will return home Long Island on a private jet provided by UFC president Dana White.
We would like to wish Chris Weidman a speedy recovery and hope that he is able to make a return to the Octagon as soon as possible.