UFC 261 was full of some shocking moments. But, nothing could have been more shocking than Chris Weidman breaking his leg in half during his fight against Uriah Hall.
It’s ironic that Chris Weidman broke his leg in a similar fashion that Anderson Silva did at UFC 168. Anderson Silva’s career after the injury looked a lot different and it’s uncertain what Chris Weidman will do next.
However, the support from the MMA community towards Chris Weidman has been unreal. Though there are some fans who called this freak accident a Karma because Weidman celebrated his victory when Anderson Silva broke his leg majority of the fans have been supportive of the former middleweight champion.
Even UFC president, Dana White has made sure that the former champion recovers from this freak accident as soon as possible. And his recent gesture for Weidman will certainly warm the hearts of fight fans. Dana White provided a private jet for Chris Weidman for his journey back home.
In a recent Instagram post, Chris Weidman showed his gratitude towards UFC and Dana White and said:
“I can’t thank Dana White and UFC enough for taking care of my family and me during these challenging times. These are the sort of things they do for us that people don’t get to see. Instead of being in pain on a public plane or stuck in a car forever, they chartered us a plane straight from the hospital to our house. Also very thankful to have UFC medical coordinator who stayed in Jacksonville the entire time to make sure I was good. Grateful to my management Vaynersports. So grateful to Dana White.”
Will Chris Weidman comeback after UFC 261?
Certainly, it is possible for an athlete to come back from an injury like that. We have already seen Anderson Silva come back after his injury and put on some good matches. However, will it be worth the risk? Weidman’s leg will be a target for his opponents and it’ll be very difficult for him to perform at his best with that injury in his mind.
As per Weidman’s close friend, Stephen Thompson he will come back and end his career in a better and more satisfying fashion. But, Weidman is yet to decide whether he wants to enter the octagon again.