Chris Weidman Posts Video Statement, Talks Timeline For Return
By FCF Staff
Although Chris Weidman incurred a gruesome and frightening injury at UFC 261, the former middleweight champ sounded fairly upbeat in a video statement.
The 36-year-old snapped his leg moments into his fight with Uriah Hall on Saturday, after the latter checked a leg kick attempt. Weidman recently underwent surgery to repair the break, and since then, the New York fighter provided the following timeline for his return (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“I think it’s gonna be eight weeks until I can walk without crutches and stuff, and drive and all that,” Weidman said. “And then as far as actually training, I don’t know. They said between six and 12 months, I’ll be good to go. I’m trying to find the blessing in disguise, the silver lining of this.
“Honestly, as soon as it happened and I hit the floor and seen what happened to my leg and the pain started hitting me, I was just trying to put my mind on something positive that’s gonna come out of this. Hopefully, something’s gonna come out of this that’s good. But man, this is not fun, I can’t believe it happened.”
The decorated wrestler saw his record fall to 15-6 with the TKO defeat. UFC 261 took place in Jacksonville, Florida.