Yesterday, the world watched in horror as Chris Weidman threw his first kick of the night in his UFC 261 fight against Uriah Hall and immediately broke his leg, leading to it folding in half as he stepped onto the canvas.
The fighter was carried out of the venue on a stretcher and has since received surgery for the injury, and earlier today, his wife Marivi shared an update on her husband’s condition:
“Well that was horrible. Freak things happen in life and plans get crushed. It’s been a lonnnggg 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 @danawhite @reedharrisufc #allieraimondo, our management team @vaynersports @sarahzemonek 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. 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. 🙌🏻 #teamweidman“
With Weidman now on the mend, fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for a speedy recovery and an eventual return to the Octagon.