After being forced out of a planned UFC 155 bout opposite Tim Boetsch later next month due to an injured shoulder, rising middleweight contender Chris Weidman announced via Twitter earlier Thursday evening that he had a successful surgery on the ailment and plans on returning to the Octagon some time in 2013.
Right after getting out of surgery, Weidman tweeted:
Surgery went perfect.On my way back to Long Island now.Had a torn labrum and rotator cuff, AC joint seperation and slight tear in ligament
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 29, 2012
Soon after tweeting the details of his injury, the surging middleweight added in his expected time table for a full recovery, saying:
I will be 90 percent in three months and 100 in 4!— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 29, 2012
This is awesome news for MMA fans—myself included—as I can't wait to see Weidman get back inside the Octagon and hopes he has a speedy recovery. If this rising 185er can continue his hot streak when he returns in 2013, a title shot just might be in his immediate future.
If Weidman should ever face UFC champ Anderson Silva, he better make sure he at least looks a bit more cognisant than he does in this hilarious video following his surgery.
He sort of reminds me of that "David After Dentist" video from a few years back.