Weidman says he wants one other leg surgical procedure

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Chris Weidman has one other hurdle to beat after a grotesque damaged leg sustained in a struggle earlier this yr.

The previous UFC middleweight champion wrote Wednesday on Instagram that he’ll want one other surgical procedure on the correct leg he fractured in a struggle with Uriah Corridor at UFC 261 on April 24.

Weidman had emergency surgical procedure to restore a damaged tibia and fibula the day after the bout, however informed SiriusXM Combat Nation on Wednesday that “the bones aren’t therapeutic” the way in which they had been meant to.

“I did anticipate setbacks and a few points with this kind of traumatic damage,” Weidman informed SiriusXM Combat Nation. “I have been by way of so much. On the finish of the day, I suppose my mindset is I am a constructive particular person to start with. Not that I haven’t got moments of negativity and laziness and lack of motivation. However I am often a glass-half-full sort of particular person. I feel that helps.”

Weidman mentioned docs informed him that his fibula will should be plated in the course of the second surgical procedure, as a result of the bones are “non-union,” a time period related to faulty therapeutic. Weidman didn’t present a timetable for any sort of return to the UFC, although he has mentioned that he’s not finished combating.

Simply 17 seconds into the struggle with Corridor, Weidman threw a tough kick together with his proper leg at Corridor’s legs. Corridor blocked and Weidman’s proper leg snapped and wrapped round Corridor’s left leg in unnatural vogue. The scene was reminiscent to when longtime former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva broke his leg in opposition to Weidman in 2013.

Weidman (15-6) was making an attempt to go on a profitable streak for the primary time since 2015 in opposition to Corridor. The New York native has now dropped six of his previous eight fights, one in all which was the defeat that value him the title in opposition to Luke Rockhold.

Weidman, 37, was the UFC middleweight champion from 2013 to 2015 and earned three profitable title defenses.

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