Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman snapped his leg in half by kicking Uriah Hall in the opening seconds of their UFC 261 pay-per-view (PPV) fight, which took place on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Above, the “All American” posted several X-rays of his “nightmare” injury.
“Before and after X-rays of this nightmare,” Weidman wrote on Instagram. “Special thanks to Dr. Gitlin for performing a successful surgery and being so helpful during the entire process. Also, a big thank you to Dr. Davidson from the UFC for making sure I was taken care of properly and speaking to these doctors on my behalf. It made me feel so much better having him involved because I know he had my back. The primary concern is the bone punctured through my calf and skin when I put my weight on it, making sure the laceration doesn’t get infected.”
Weidman is expected to be out of action for more than a year.
The soon to be 37 year-old “All American” suffered a technical knockout loss as a result of his injury and slips to 15-6 overall. Weidman has now dropped six of his last eight and fallen out of the Top 10 rankings, a change that may or may not be permanent.