It’s almost as if karma came looking for Chris Weidman in the UFC 261 PPV main card. As he threw a leg kick at the UFC’s #9 ranked middleweight, Uriah Hall, just 17-seconds into the fight — he snapped his own leg in the very same way that Anderson Silva did against him way back at UFC 168 in December of 2013. This was a horrific break, resulting in the former champion being stretchered out of the Octagon. It really is mind blowing how rare this sort of injury is, and for Weidman to be involved in two of them is just bonkers. Our thoughts go out to him and his family. As for Hall, this will go down as an injury TKO win, extending his winning streak to four-straight, and making a run at the 185-pound title that much more of a reality.
Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman by TKO at :17 of round 1: Middleweight
The first fighter in @ufc history to win without a single strike thrown #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/zxyu5XhYu3
— danawhite (@danawhite) April 25, 2021
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