MMA followers have recoiled in horror after UFC middleweight veteran Chris Weidman suffered a sickening leg break in his UFC 261 combat with American rival Uriah Hall.
With a full capability of followers returning at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, for the primary time for the reason that pandemic, the group bore witness to one of many extra sickening incidents ever seen contained in the octagon as Weidman snapped his decrease proper leg simply 17 seconds inside the primary spherical of their major card contest.
It was a horrific break as former 185lbs champion Weidman writhed round in agony.
On the UFC commentary workforce, Daniel Cormier stated he was unable to watch as Joe Rogan implored him to look at ugly replays of the incident.
“I’m not going to watch Joe, just tell me,” stated the previous two-weight champion.
Weidman, 36, was finally stretched away in entrance of involved followers.
In a darkish coincidence, Weidman was additionally concerned in one other of probably the most notorious leg breaks in UFC historical past again in December of 2013.
On that event, he was the witness as Brazilian legend Anderson Silva snapped his leg in a lot the identical manner of their conflict at UFC 168.
The curse of the spider?
— Vinc Pichel (@FromHellPichel) April 25, 2021
Weidman is taken out on a stretcher. Really arduous to see.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 25, 2021
This time, Uriah Hall, 36, picked up an damage TKO win – extending his profitable streak to 4 – as followers and fellow fighters on-line reacted with horror.
“Man, I really feel so dangerous for him. I hope he is okay. I want his household effectively in case you guys are watching,” a classy Hall said afterwards.
“I hope he recovers, if he gets well, I owe him this fight, I hope he comes back from it. You’re still one of the best Chris.”
Many will wonder if Weidman, 36, can now bounce back, with the defeat being the former middleweight king’s sixth loss in his last eight fights.