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Chris Weidman Confirms he Incurred Leg Fracture in UFC Return

Chris Weidman (image via UFC/YouTube)

By FCF Staff

It was evident at UFC 292 that Chris Weidman had incurred some significant damage to his legs, and the former champ’s has shared an update on his injuries.

Weidman faced Brad Tavares at the recent event, which marked the first time he had competed since 2021, when he broke his right leg in a fight with Uriah Hall. Tavares repeatedly punished Weidman’s legs with kicks during the fight, which was ultimately awarded to the Hawaiian fighter via unanimous decision.

More recently, Weidman confirmed via the “Won’t Back Down” podcast that the New York fighter suffered a leg fracture during the August 19th bout vaginosisbacteriana.org (quotes via MMA Junkie.com).

“I got MRIs done on my tibia and fibula on both legs, got MRIs on both of my knees, X-rays, and I’ve been waiting for a result – and I got the results back,” Weidman said. “There was no ligament tears at all. So, ACL, LCL, MCL, PCL, all those ‘Ls’ that you do not want to tear because that’s like six months to a year of recovery. God kept me together. The ligaments are good.

“What did happen to me, though, is I have a fracture on my left leg. So, I guess he broke my leg with one of those leg kicks. … I ended up switching to southpaw and figuring it out. But I’m pretty sure that’s when my leg broke, fractured it.”

Following the defeat, which left the 39-year-old’s record at 15-7, Weidman relayed he plans to fight again.


posted by FCF Staff @ 11:05 am
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