Chris Weidman’s wife provides update following surgery for ‘horrible’ leg break

Chris Weidman’s wife has provided fans with an update on his condition after he underwent surgery following a horrendous leg break at UFC 261.

On Saturday night, former UFC middleweight champion Weidman snapped his left fibula and tibia in one of the most gruesome injuries in MMA history. It happened just 17 seconds into his fight against Uriah Hall and occurred when Hall checked a low kick from Weidman, resulting in the injury.

The curious case of Chris Weidman

Many fans have been quick to point out the eerie irony that Weidman was the one who caused a similar injury to Anderson Silva when he checked a kick from “The Spider” during their 2013 rematch.

During a post on Instagram, his wife Marivi updated fans on how Chris is recovering.

“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”

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