Jon Anik Has “no Doubt” Chris Weidman Will Fight Again, Despite Horrific Injury
By FCF Staff
Although Chris Weidman will be sidelined for months, after snapping his leg at UFC 261, Jon Anik says he has no doubt the former champ will fight again.
Weidman incurred the gruesome injury just moments into his bout with Uriah Hall, after the latter checked a leg kick attempt. Since then, Weidman has undergone successful surgery to repair the leg. But, the 36-year-old has reported it could be six to twelve months before he’s able to train again.
Recently Anik spoke with MMA Fighting, and while discussing Weidman, the UFC broadcaster said this.
“The surgery went well and I think the fact that one of the bones sort of aligned on its own is a good indicator that maybe he can get back to competition even sooner than people expect,” Anik explained. “There’s no doubt in my mind this dude competes again. None, whatsoever. I really do believe that’s the safe bet right now, that he walks at Madison Square Garden with much fanfare and it’s one of the most special moments in UFC history.
“If you’ve seen any of the content Chris has been pushing out since this happened, he said when it happened, he’s writhing in pain and he’s immediately trying to lean into the positive, thinking about, ‘How can I document my recovery?’ He’s literally leaning into his faith, trying to take his mind into a positive place. I just have so much respect for him.”
Weidman (15-6) was coming off a decision win over Omari Akhmedov, heading into UFC 261. The middleweight is 2-3 in his last 5 fights.