Chris Weidman to Undergo Surgery After Suffering Gruesome Leg Injury at UFC 261April 25, 2021
Chris Weidman suffered a horrific leg injury after attempting a low kick on opponent Uriah Hall just seconds into their middleweight fight at UFC 261 on Saturday.
UFC Ultimate Insider host and MMA reporter Megan Olivi provided an update on Weidman's health later in the evening alongside that of Jimmy Crute, who suffered an injury that forced his match against Anthony Smith to end prematurely beforehand:
The moment was eerily similar to when Anderson Silva snapped his leg after attempting to kick Weidman at UFC 168 in Dec. 2013. It also occurred one fight after a doctor's stoppage ended the Smith vs. Crute matchup:
Hall was clearly shaken up, and he wished Weidman well in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan:
Many fighters sent their well-wishes to Weidman after the injury, including heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou:
Smith was also clearly emotional after hearing the news during his post-match press conference:
The Weidman-Hall fight was one of five on the UFC 261 main card, which was held in Jacksonville, Florida. Three championship matches are on the card, with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman's successful title defense against Jorge Masvidal serving as the main event.