READ: Here’s What Chris Weidman’s Wife Posted Right Before the Fight at UFC 261

Published 04/24/2021, 11:49 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)


UFC 261 started off with a bang as the first three fights of the event ended with finishes. However, the most horrifying of them all was Chris Weidman’s loss to Uriah Hall. The fight didn’t last 10 seconds as Weidman broke his leg, much to the dismay of everyone who was watching.

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‘The All-American’ kicked Hall’s knee for the first strike of the night, and Hall checked it. However, this caused the former champion’s leg to snap, and he then stepped on it to make it worse. It was eerily similar to Weidman’s win over Anderson Silva when ‘The Spider’ broke his leg.

Both Hall, and the fans, felt for Weidman’s family as they had to watch him go through this. Weidman’s wife last posted on Instagram 14 hours ago, talking adorably about her husband.

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She mentioned his successful weigh-in and thanked God for a safe weight cut. Mrs Weidman said, “Having an injury-free camp and a good weight cut are the first battles and we made it!!”

The rest of the post talked about how she missed him and how she is doing things in his memory and getting through the day. “There is a huge hole this weekend every get-together/event is a reminder of the man who should be here. It was his favorite weekend of the year. His big smile was on full display all weekend. He was always an hour or more early to everything,” she said.

Chris Weidman’s horrific injury makes him leave the octagon on a stretcher

She also added that she was wearing his Vietnam army jacket in his memory and keeping herself calm. It was a very sweet post, and the heart of every MMA fan goes out to her after Weidman’s horrific injury. “Love and miss you, dad,” she concluded.

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Nobody should go through injuries like this, and it always seems harder when a fighter’s family is involved. However, people would hope for a fast recovery for the former champion, and knowing him, he would get back in the ring pretty soon.

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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