‘This is Going to be a Quicker Recovery’- Chris Weidman Provides Update Following His Second Leg Surgery

Published 08/13/2021, 6:45 AM EDT


Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman took to social media and provided fans with an update on his recent surgery. ‘The All-American’ underwent his second leg surgery that was initially not on the cards per early diagnosis. However, Weidman went through with the surgery and revealed that he’s in a much better place than he was before.

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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)

Weidman suffered a potentially career-ending injury when he faced off against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida. ‘Prime Time’ Hall checked a leg kick early into the contest and Chris Weidman suffered an immediate leg break. From the moment contact was established, it was clear that Chris Weidman had suffered a horrific injury.

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Chris Weidman: On the mend

The All-American’ provided a much-needed update on his second procedure that has seemingly gone well. In a brief clip, Weidman revealed that the surgery went well despite it overshooting the expected duration. He reaffirmed his belief going ahead with a second procedure was the right decision.

“I got no pain right now. I got a nerve block from like waist down so no pain. Just feel like a little nauseous and tired. Surgery went well. I feel really good about this surgery. Even when I was crutching myself into this bedroom, such a better experience than the last surgery.”

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“The surgery was supposed to be anywhere between an hour and two hours, it ended up being three hours.”

“There were some things that went down in there that they didn’t foresee happening and they had to make some changes which I’ll get into. I’m just happy. I feel like this is going to be quicker recovery and way less painful and I feel like I made the right decision.”

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The MMA world is waiting with bated breath to see if Chris Weidman steps under the bright lights once more. He’s given the fans many memorable moments to savor in the octagon and everyone wants to see him bounce back. Not to mention, he still believes he has a championship run in him and is ready to act on his plan.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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