Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman has successfully undergone another leg surgery.
At UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2, the former middleweight champion squared off in a rematch with Uriah Hall that was around ten years in the making. With plenty of heat behind the main card, “The All-American” came out fast and strong, but after launching a swift kick, Hall checked the strike, and Weidman’s leg practically bent in half.
With surgery required the day after the fight, he thought he was out of the woods, but the worst came true and he had to go under the knife once again. Thankfully, even after a second surgery, it appears that the former middleweight champion is in good spirits and confident that he will one day return to the Octagon.
Since the former champion is so reliant on his wrestling capabilities, many question how effective his signature strengths will be upon returning to competition. Although, it seems Weidman is itching to return despite being far off from that fateful day. On Thursday, Weidman gave the world an update on the second procedure for his broken leg.
“Home after surgery! The surgery went very well. Apparently, the fibula was more of a problem than expected which required a longer surgery and more hardware. Thank you all very much for your thoughts prayers. Chris” Weidman posted.
Despite all of the hardships since his last fight with Hall, Weidman believes that if he is to fight again, he will only do so if he can maintain himself with the best in the world. Prior to the loss to Hall, Weidman picked up his first win since 2018 when he outworked Omari Akhmedov to a dominant decision victory.
If/when Chris Weidman makes his return, who do you think would be an appropriate return fight for the former champ?