Chris Weidman suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever in the history of the UFC, as he snapped his leg just 17 seconds into his fight against Uriah Hall. The fight was immediately waved off, as Weidman writhed and grimaced in pain. Hall became the first fighter in UFC history to win a fight without landing a single strike.
Weidman was then stretchered off and sent straight to the hospital. He successfully underwent surgery the next day and The All American has been recovering steadily.
UFC commentator addressed this in a recent interview with Mike Heck of MMA fighting, saying how the place was filled with sadness for a while. He also revealed that he was totally off feeling extremely bad for Weidman.
‘I tried not to let that happen’ – Jon Anik
Anik was quoted as saying, “But at that moment I was off my game, I missed a promo queue. I tried not to let that happen. I was totally off. We were all in a very bad place for Chris.” [H/T FirstSportz.com]
It will take quite a long time, before we can see Weidman back in action. The All American is a tough guy, but still, a complete recovery from a broken bone will take more than a year.
That is what happened when Anderson Silva returned after 13 months to the UFC, when he took on Nick Diaz. Silva had snapped his leg the exact same way Weidman snapped at UFC 168 in December 2013, against Weidman himself.
However, Weidman has been posting regular updates on social media, saying that he has been recovering pretty well. Let’s hope that the All American returns quickly and goes towards another surge at the middleweight title.