Just yesterday (Sept. 7th), it was announced that two of the top middleweights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch, would be squaring off at UFC 155 on Dec. 29, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The news was pretty big, and it's clear that there are major title implications for the bout.
However, while the mixed martial arts (MMA) world was abuzz talking about the new match-up, Weidman was undergoing elbow surgery in South Dakota. The rising superstar has had a nagging injury in his left elbow for about two and a half years, and it was finally cleaned up and cleared up. Whether or not this injury has had an affect on his recent training and performance is unclear, but it's good that he won't need to worry about it any more.
Weidman should be able to train cardio within a week and be back to full strength in about three to six weeks. Being that these bone spurs have bothered him for some time, he felt that now would be the best time to have it attended to.
After the jump, you can see pictures from after the surgery Weidman put on his personal facebook page.
Weidman's Elbow post surgery:
The bone spurs that were removed from his elbow: