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Pic: Chris Weidman posts grisly X-ray of shattered leg from UFC 261 ‘nightmare’

“The primary concern is the bone punctured through my calf and skin when I put my weight on it.”

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.

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