“I’m coming back”- Chris Weidman announces return to the octagon following gruesome injury


“I’m coming back”- Chris Weidman announces return to the octagon following gruesome injury

Chris Weidman

UFC fighter Chris Weidman has recently revealed that he might return to the Octagon after over a year. Chris Weidman is a middleweight fighter and ranks #14 in the UFC. Chris Weidman last fought in the octagon against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 in which he suffered a horrific leg injury.

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Chris Weidman fought Uriah Hall in April 2021, where he suffered a gruesome leg injury and leg was broken into two pieces. The fight ended within seconds after Chris suffered an injury in the 1st round. 

The injury required the former champion to undergo over one surgery to fix the leg. With such a brutal injury and Weidman approaching his 40s, many wondered if he’d ever return to the cage. Now, almost a year later, the 37-year-old has confirmed his intention to return to the cage.

Uriah Hall vs Chris Weidman
Uriah Hall vs Chris Weidman

During a conversation with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Weidman revealed that he’s already back in training and hopes that he will return to action by this summer.

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Weidman said: “This summer is realistic. I was thinking before June, I’m going to need a little bit more time than that, to be honest. I think within the next month, the strength of my legs comes back to where I could really like push off of it the way I want to and I’m comfortable, like in sparring. I would like to get in like an eight-week, almost mock training to see how I feel and really push the body.”

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Chris Weidman shows incredible will in a much-anticipated comeback

Chris Weidman on his second surgery
Chris Weidman on his second surgery

Weidman has been one of the biggest names in the UFC and has a professional record of 15 wins and 6 losses. Chris was the UFC middleweight champion and has victories over top fighters like Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, and Kelvin Gastelum. Weidman had a 13 fight win streak in his career however, he has won only 2 of his last two fights.

In his recent Instagram post, Chris teased his return to the octagon and shared his recovery journey along with recent Training photos. Chris posted a picture with the caption: “A little over a year ago. I’m coming back!”

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No official fight has been yet booked for the fighter, but as Chris prepares to return to the octagon, the 37-year-old fighter will now look to get back to winning when he makes his much-awaited comeback.

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