Chris Weidman Snaps Leg After Throwing Kick at UFC 261 [WATCH]

Chris Weidman Snaps Leg After Throwing Kick at UFC 261 [WATCH]


Luke Rockhold (top) wrestles with Chris Weidman in their middleweight title fight during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman sustained a graphic injury during his fight at UFC 261.

Weidman, who fought Uriah Hall during the main card of the event, threw a leg kick at the beginning of the fight only to be met by Hall’s check. Weidman’s leg smashed into Hall’s knee, snapping.

WARNING: The injury is graphic, viewer discretion is advised. 

Watch the moment below:

According to UFC president Dana White, Hall became the first fighter to win a UFC fight without throwing a single punch.

Interestingly, Weidman has been linked to a devastating leg break before, however he was the one who caused it. When “The All American” rematched Anderson Silva in 2013, he checked “The Spider’s ” leg kick, causing Anderson’s leg to break.

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MMA Community Reacts to Weidman’s Gruesome Leg Snap

Members of the MMA world reacted to Weidman’s injury.

UFC superstar Nate Diaz wrote, “That’s f***** up.”

UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou wrote, “This is horrible. Unfortunate for Chris I hope he recover fast.”

Top-ranked UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis wrote, “I will never throw a leg kick again.”

UFC star Mike Perry wrote, “What goes around comes around in the @ufc.”

No. 7-ranked UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa wrote, “The man that broke Anderson Silva’s leg by checking a kick just broke his own leg by throwing a kick and getting it checked. Virtually exact same situation but reversed roles. This is MMA. Prayers out to The All-American. #UFC261.”

ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani wrote, “Holy. Weidman just kicked Uriah Hall SECONDS into their fight and his leg snapped. The exact same thing that happened to Anderson Silva against Weidman. This is absolutely horrific.”

He continued, “Feel sick to my stomach. No one deserves this. This is a cruel, cruel sport.”

Morning Kombat’s Luke Thomas wrote, “OH MY GOD. Chris Weidman suffered the same injury Anderson Silva has in breaking his shin bone.”

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