Weidman Reveals All On His Latest Injury

November 15, 2023
5 months

The former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has revealed that he knew he was injured after his return to the octagon at UFC 292.

Weidman had been out of the cage since 2021 when he suffered a broken leg against Uriah Hall. Therefore, there was a lot of anticipation to see how Weidman would do on his return.

He ended up facing Brad Tavares. The latter did target Weidman’s legs during the fight, as Tavares came out victorious in a unanimous-decision win.

In the aftermath of the fight, Weidman was seen bandaged up as he waited to see how much damage had been done. And given that he has had testing on his legs since then, it is fair to say it has been a mixed result.

Weidman On His Injury

“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. 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,”

“Recovery-wise, it’s not bad at all. Four weeks. Four-week recovery. That’s it,” Weidman

This will naturally raise question marks over whether Weidman should retire from the sport. After the Tavares fight, Dana White urged the MMA fighter to walk away from the sport. And given that he is 39 years old, he did not have anything else left to prove in the sport.

Therefore, the severity of this injury may depend on whether Chris does make a return. Time will tell how it all plays out moving forward.

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