UFC: Chris Weidman Has Successful Shoulder Surgery, Will Return in 2013

Matt JuulContributor IIINovember 29, 2012

July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Chris Weidman (right) defeats Mark Munoz (left) in the middleweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

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.


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