Chris Weidman suffers horrifying leg break with first strike of his fight with Uriah Hall at UFC 261
Disaster struck at UFC 261 as Chris Weidman suffered one of the worst injuries in UFC history.
The middleweight in the opening seconds of his bout with Uriah Hall when he attempted to throw the first strike of the bout, a leg kick.
Upon impact, Weidman’s leg snapped and he crumbled back with the entire arena aghast at what happened.
The fight was immediately called off and Hall awarded the victor as the medics got into the octagon and went to work on Weidman.
He’d be stretched out of the octagon and taken to a local medical facility, but he did manage to give the cheering audience a thumbs up to let them know he’s OK.
After the bout, Hall was stunned. As Joe Rogan tried to interview the Jamaican, Hall was visibly shaken by what had transpired.
We have to warn you, these images are not for the faint of heart.
The terrible irony here is Weidman was the man in the octagon when Anderson Silva broke his leg back in 2013.
Weidman was the first man to defeat Silva and Hall was the last in his legendary UFC career. Furthermore, Weidman was the first man to defeat Hall back in 2010.
It was poetic they made their way back to each other at UFC 261, but tragedy struck i just 17 seconds.
Weidman, 36, was fighting for his UFC future in the eyes of some already. Hopefully he can recover from this sickening injury and get another chance, should he want to.
Hall has already said he will certainly give Weidman another fight if he does make a comeback.