Anthony Smith was left shocked by Chris Weidman snapping his leg at UFC 261.
Anthony Smith echoed many of the MMA group in his real-time response to Chris Weidman’s leg break at UFC 261.
The UFC gentle heavyweight had simply accomplished his TKO victory of Jimmy Crute to open up the primary card, which coincidentally ended by comparable circumstances when he was advised about Weidman’s leg harm by one of many reporters throughout his post-fight media scrum.
Smith additionally talked about that he had educated with Weidman main as much as his struggle with Crute and that he was the very best fighter he had ever educated with all through his earlier camps. Smith appeared devastated in listening to about Weidman’s harm after the middleweight barely bought began in his struggle in opposition to Uriah Corridor.
The MMA group got here collectively to help UFC middleweight Chris Weidman
Weidman underwent profitable surgical procedure at a Jacksonville hospital instantly following the occasion, after it was discovered that he tore each his tibia and fibula when he checked Corridor’s first kick within the bout. “The All-American” additionally points a video assertion on his Instagram in response to the flood of help he obtained from his fellow UFC fighters and followers alike.
Weidman stated that he expects to return to coaching throughout the subsequent 6-12 months barring any setback in his restoration. The 36-year-old additionally stated that his subsequent step in restoration is to start the method of strolling once more in two weeks.
Weidman had come off of a powerful victory over Omari Akhmedov at UFC Vegas 6, profitable by unanimous determination and snapping a two-fight shedding streak.
As of proper now, it’s unclear whether or not or not Weidman will compete within the Octagon once more, however it’s encouraging to see him in good spirits with your entire MMA group supporting him. As for Smith, his TKO victory over Crute places him proper again within the thick of issues within the UFC’s gentle heavyweight division.