Dana White Gets Slammed by Fans for Insensitive Tweet After Chris Weidman Injury

Published 04/24/2021, 11:42 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 2: UFC President Dana White stops by the team locker rooms during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia at the UFC TUF Gym on February 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Chris Weidman and Uriah Hall met for the second time inside the Octagon at UFC 261. However, the fight went the same way as a Weidman’s second bout with Anderson Silva 8 years ago. Weidman checked a leg kick from ‘The Spider’, which decimated Silva’s leg and is still considered one of the most gruesome finishes in the UFC.

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This fight ended in the first few seconds after the first attempted strike. Weidman threw a sloppy leg kick towards Hall with a very deep wind-up. Hall prepared to check the kick and won the fight like how ‘The All American’ beat Silva. Hence, ‘Primetime’ became the first man to win a fight in the UFC without attempting a single strike, but Dana White tweeting about it immediately after didn’t go well.

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Fans are not happy with White for this tweet and reacted to the UFC President’s take on the second main card fight at UFC 261.

Chris Weidman: Where does he go from here?

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The injury that Weidman suffered could be a career-ender. The former middleweight champion has been struggling to get constant wins and has been on the wane. However, he did look to be improving in recent fights, and a win against Hall could have helped him rise in the rankings towards a possible title shot.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: Chris Weidman battles Omari Akhmedov in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Now, before anything else, Weidman needs to recover. It would definitely take him a year or more to come back from this injury. We saw Anderson Silva return from this when it happened to him at UFC 168, but he was never the same fighter inside the cage.

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Retirement will weigh heavily on Weidman’s mind. He has reached the pinnacle of the sport and has had a brilliant career. But if the itch to fight stays within Weidman, he may just return to the cage. If he does, the fans will support him. If he doesn’t? He can rest knowing that he ascended to the summit and wore UFC hold.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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