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Luke Rockhold blames ‘feminine shins’ for Chris Weidman leg break at UFC 261

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If former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman had masculine shins like longtime 185-pound rival Luke Rockhold, then perhaps the “All American” would not have broken his leg at the UFC 261 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Jacksonville.

“I wish him all the best,” Rockhold told The Schmo (transcribed by Chris Taylor). “You know, that’s a tough one. I don’t know what it’s like to have those little feminine shins, you know? I don’t know. Because I broke mine first kick of the fight. But somehow it didn’t break.”

I guess this is a good time to mention that Rockhold injured his shin back in 2018 and was forced to cancel plans to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227, so perhaps he’s not the best guy to be talking about durability below the knee.

As for Weidman, his long and painful recovery continues following surgery. The 36 year-old “All American” is expected to be out of action for at least a year after snapping his leg against Uriah Hall, but vows to make yet another UFC comeback.