UFC star Chris Weidman has shown the extent of his horror leg injury by posting X-rays of his snapped bone.

The former champion suffered the injury after just 17 seconds of his fight against Uriah Hall at UFC 261 last weekend.

Weidman suffered the injury with his first kick of the fight and immediately dropped to the canvas and was then taken out of the Octagon on a stretcher.

He has now posted before and after pictures having successfully undergone surgery with pins installed to keep his bone straight.

The fighter hopes to return to action within a year but there are fears he may never compete again.

“Surgery was successful,” Weidman said following surgery. “They put a titanium rod through the tibia – so they go through the knee, and they take the rod and they drill it through the tibia to make it straight and hard.



Chris Weidman posted an X-ray of his snapped leg
Chris Weidman posted an X-ray of his snapped leg

“My fibula was broken, as well, but I guess when they put the tibia back together and my leg was straight, the fibula kind of matched back up to where it was broken, and they feel that could heal on it’s own as long as I’m not putting weight on it and stuff.

“Honestly, as soon as it happened and I hit the floor, seeing what happened to my leg and the pain started hitting me, I was just trying to put my mind on something positive and coming out of this.

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“I’m hopeful that’s the thing that’s gonna come out of it that’s good. This is not fun. I can’t believe what happened.”

Weidman’s wife Marivi posted an update on Instagram on Sunday stating that “everything went well.”

“Well that was horrible,” she wrote. “Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed. It’s been a long day, but so happy to finally see this man of mine post surgery.

“Everything went well thank you Lord! Very thankful for the medical staff, UFC family, our management team and our family and friends here rallying to help with the kids.

“My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication that he puts into his training everyday and the great man that he is, so I only want the best for him.

“While this absolutely sucks in the moment and for some weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed by the love and support we have far and wide and are very aware how blessed we are.



The UFC star was beaten by Uriah Hall in 17 seconds
The UFC star was beaten by Uriah Hall in 17 seconds

“My heart breaks for my husband because I know the work and dedication that he puts into his training everyday and the great man that he is, so I only want the best for him.

“While this absolutely sucks in the moment and for some weeks to come, we are completely overwhelmed by the love and support we have far and wide and are very aware how blessed we are.

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“All of that overpowers the awfulness of this situation. We are blown away by our friends and family offering to hop on flights to come help us without hesitation.

“We are so grateful and love you all!! It’s been a crazy year so far but us Weidmans are a force and covered in Grace and Mercy everyday!

“We were reminded this year how precious each day is and I am so thankful to be spending another day on earth next to my love even if it’s in a hospital room far from home.”





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