“I 100 percent want to fight,” Chris Weidman is hoping to return back inside the Octagon one day

Chris Weidman knows the road to his recovery is very long but he wants to return to the Octagon once again for sure.

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Chris Weidman
Chris Weidman

The former UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman faced a catastrophic leg injury in his fight against Uriah Hall at UFC 261. This injury was almost similar to what Anderson Silva suffered in his second fight against Weidman.

After this, the MMA community showered blessings on Chris Weidman praying for his early recovery and believed he’ll never return back to the Octagon. However, like Silva, Weidman is also having the intention to compete back inside the Octagon once again.

In his latest interview with ESPN, Chris Weidman says, “It’s just so frustrating, and I know how much work it’s gonna take, but yeah, this is what I want, I just know how good I am, and I want to be able to prove it. I don’t have many more years left of being able to do that. My body never felt so good before this fight.”

“I just can’t believe this happened. It just sucks. I was really excited to show the world how good I am, to put it out there, but this happened. So I just want an opportunity to go out there and do what I know I’m capable of while I still can.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Weidman continued, “If I can get my body back to where I feel like I’m that guy again, I 100 percent want to fight. I want to be able to demonstrate the talents I have and put on a show and also be able to inspire other people.”

“Coming back from this is not gonna be easy, and it’s way tougher of recovery already the first 10 days than I could have ever imagined. So it’s gonna be a long, long road. I’m not gonna be able to walk for, I think, two months put weight on it and stuff, so I am completely bedridden.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Chris Weidman knows recovery will be a long road for him

Chris Weidman leg
Chris Weidman after his surgery

The UFC legend Anderson Silva took almost one and a half years to return to the Octagon after his injury and Chris Weidman knows the road for his recovery is going to be very long as well.

Weidman says, “My foot still hasn’t had a complete feeling come back yet, so the bottom of my foot and some of the toes are still almost like your foot fell asleep, There’s no telling with nerves how long they take to come back or if they ever come back.”

“It may never come back, so that’s not a good thing because I think I was talking to my surgeon or another doctor and they were saying for athletes, like the proprioceptors in your foot are super valuable obviously, so I need to get that feeling back in my foot.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Weidman added, “I could move my toes, I could feel they’re there, they’re just not normal. They’re still like sleeping. So I’m hoping that goes back.”

Bust just after a week of his injury Chris Weidman is focused on clearing the post-surgery complications before he can actually return to fighting. He concluded, “Not even there yet. Not even there yet,”

“Today is the first time I’m gonna be seeing a physical therapist. I haven’t seen the doctor who I’m gonna be working with through this whole recovery. My stitches are still in. Their number one concern is an infection so they want to check out the wounds and blood clots.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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