Anderson Silva has spoken about the conversations he’s had recently with Chris Weidman following his leg break at UFC 261.
Back in April, Weidman fractured his tibia and fibula with the very first kick he threw in his highly anticipated middleweight bout against Uriah Hall.
The fight was immediately waved off with Weidman being taken in for emergency surgery which, by all accounts, proved to be a success.
It came more than seven years after Anderson Silva, in a title rematch against Weidman at UFC 168, suffered what was almost a carbon copy injury of what happened to Chris.
The long road back
During a recent interview with BJPENN.com, ‘The Spider’ made it clear that he believes Weidman will eventually be able to come back from this and fight once again.
“I felt sad and felt the same pain. I talked to Chris and gave support to Chris because Chris is a good father, a good man. This happens in this sport,” Silva said. “Everything is possible. The image came back to my mind, it’s tough, it’s not easy.”
“Absolutely. Chris has a good heart, a good mind, he has a very strong mind,” Silva said. “I believe Chris will be back to fighting again soon.”
Silva was able to return more than a year later from his own leg break to take on Nick Diaz – marking a sensational recovery that many didn’t believe would be possible.
Weidman has decided to document his journey following UFC 261 through his own personal YouTube channel with the MMA world backing him every step of the way.
Silva, on the other hand, is no longer with the UFC after being released following a loss last year to, ironically, Uriah Hall.
Silva’s combat sports adventure continues this weekend when he fights Julio César Chávez Jr in a boxing match.
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