Chris Weidman suffers serious leg injury at UFC 261 | Inquirer Sports

Chris Weidman suffers serious leg injury at UFC 261

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 11:23 AM April 25, 2021

Chris Weidman UFC 261

JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 24: Chris Weidman of the United States leaves the fight on a stretcher after breaking his leg on a kick attempt to Uriah Hall of Jamaica during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Alex Menendez/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Alex Menendez / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

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.


Prayers quickly poured in for Weidman, who had to be stretchered off.

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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