UFC Middleweight Chris Weidman’s first kick of the night was also his last kick of the night, and it will be the last kick he delivers in the Octagon for a long time.
Mere moments into his fight against Uriah Hall, the former UFC champ delivered a kick to Hall’s leg that snapped Weidman’s leg in half.
— MMAdissect (@mmadissect) April 25, 2021
The extent of and horrific nature of the injury was obvious, and the fight was stopped immediately. Weidman was taken out of the arena on a stretcher and transported to a local Jacksonville hospital, where he was set to undergo surgery on Sunday.
“I feel so bad for him,” Hall told Joe Rogan after the fight.. “I hope he’s OK. I wish his family well if you guys are watching.”
Weidman, ironically, was on the receiving end of a leg kick gone bad earlier in his career. In 2013, UFC legend Anderson Silva broke his leg after kicking Weidman’s leg at UFC 168.