Chris Weidman suffers serious leg injury at UFC 261
MANILA, Philippines — Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a leg injury early in his fight against Uriah Hall in the undercard of UFC 261 Sunday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Weidman broke his right leg after he threw a leg kick at Hall just seconds into the fight, which was stopped immediately.
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Chris Weidman snaps his leg just like Anderson Silva….pic.twitter.com/acr4JJppwNFEATURED STORIESSPORTS
— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) April 25, 2021
Prayers quickly poured in for Weidman, who had to be stretchered off.
— ESPN (@espn) April 25, 2021
“I hope he’s okay. I wish his family well if you guys are watching.”ADVERTISEMENT
Uriah Hall had a classy message for Chris Weidman and his family after their fight at UFC 261 ended with an injury to Weidman’s leg. pic.twitter.com/m3yd5sSEsG
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 25, 2021
The 36-year-old Weidman rose to prominence in 2013 when he dealt Anderson Silva his first loss in the UFC via second round knockout to win the middleweight title.
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