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Chris Weidman goes through effective surgical treatment for damaged leg

Previous middleweight champ Chris Weidman suffered a dreadful leg injury in the very first exchange in his UFC 261 rematch versus Uriah Hall on Saturday. Similar to previous middleweight champ Anderson Silva’s leg injury versus him at UFC 168 in 2013, Weidman’s leg snapped when Hall examined a leg kick. Weidman didn’t understand that he was so severely hurt up until he attempted to go back and put weight on the leg. He instantly was up to the canvas in pain and shock. He was gotten rid of from the Octagon on a stretch after his leg had actually been supported. Throughout the UFC 261 Post-fight Interview, UFC president Dana White provided an upgrade on Weidman’s condition. The previous champ was carried to a Jacksonville, Fla. medical facility and was being prepped for surgical treatment on Sunday. Weidman had the surgical treatment and is now recuperating. His partner, Marivi, provided a post-surgery upgrade on her hubby by means of instagram. “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,” she published on Sunday. “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,” read her post. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Marivi Weidman (@mrsweidman) Watch Anthony Smith’s live response to Chris Weidman’s damaged leg (Sign up for MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.