Nate Diaz, Stipe Miocic, Derrick Lewis and Other UFC Stars React to Chris Weidman’s Horrific Injury

Published 04/24/2021, 11:56 PM EDT
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)


Chris Weidman suffered a horrific injury during his fight against Uriah Hall in the main card of the UFC 261 pay-per-view. As the duo re-matched, Weidman came out with an approach to attack Hall’s legs with leg kicks. However, he suffered a horrific injury as his leg snapped in half.

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Fans might find similarities of the injury with Anderson Silva’s leg break at UFC 168 against ‘The All American’ himself. Now, it remains to be seen whether the former champion can recover from it and return to the Octagon.

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Fellow UFC fighters took to Twitter to empathize with the former middleweight king. They all wished him a speedy recovery.

UFC fighters react to Chris Weidman’s injury at UFC 261

Glad I ain’t fightin tonight,” wrote Sean O’Malley referring to his leg injury at UFC 252 against Marlon Vera.

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, reacted to Weidman’s injury. He lauded Weidman’s toughness and wished him a speedy recovery. “My thoughts are with @chrisweidman and family. You’re a tough SOB, love you brother!” wrote Miocic.

UFC President Dana White posted about ‘Primetime’ Hall becoming the first-ever UFC fighter to win a fight without throwing a single strike.

Derrick Lewis kept a close eye on how things unfold in Jacksonville, Florida. ‘The Black Beast’ believed it was Anderson Silva’s fault that Weidman broke his leg.

Nate Diaz, who returns at UFC 262 against ‘Rocky’ Leon Edwards, was disgusted to see the injury. ‘That’s fu*ked up,’ wrote the Stockton native.

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It was unfortunate to see an all-time great like Weidman suffer an injury like that. Given his age and the manner of his injury, it is highly questionable whether fans will see the former middleweight champion return to the UFC Octagon.

The All American‘ came into the fight with a win over Omari Akhmedov in his last fight. He was looking to build on that, but things certainly didn’t go according to plan. Hall showed immense class in his post-fight interview, vowing to rematch Weidman if the latter ever wants to.

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What was your reaction to Chris Weidman’s unfortunate injury on the UFC 261 main card? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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