Chris Weidman Injury Update- Wife Shares Good News for Fans After UFC 261

Published 04/26/2021, 1:59 AM EDT


Injuries are inevitable in combat sports. While there have been freaky injuries in the UFC, they are usually few and far between. However, on Saturday, at UFC 261, fans witnessed arguably one of the most gruesome injuries in recent memory. In a horrifically ironic incident, almost eight years on from his bout against Anderson Silva, Weidman lost his fight in the exact same way ‘The Spider’ did.

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An injury like this can keep an athlete out of action for the better part of a year. Fans and pundits alike will hope that ‘The All American’ makes a swift recovery with no significant and long-lasting damages. 

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Following his injury, Chris Weidman’s wife shared an update on the former middleweight champion of the world. She wrote, “Well that was horrible. Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed. It’s been a lonnnggg day but so happy to finally see this man of mine post surgery. Everything went well thank you Lord! Very thankful for the medical staff, UFC family @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonek and our family and friends here rallying to help with the kids.”

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Mrs. Weidman continued, “My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication that he puts into his training everyday and the great man that he is, so I only want the best for him. While this absolutely sucks in the moment and for some weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed by the love and support we have far and wide and are very aware how blessed we are.”

After sustaining a similar injury, Silva was out for the better part of a year. Although he did recover well enough to compete again, his record after the injury was abysmal.

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For Chris Weidman, the details and severity of the injury are not known yet. However, at 36, a comeback from a potentially career-ending injury such as that is more difficult. Nonetheless, Weidman has always bounced back strong after setbacks. Hence, this should not be any different. Our thoughts and prayers are with the former UFC middleweight champion. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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