The UFC’s The Thrill and the Agony UFC 261 special include real-time reactions to Chris Weidman’s leg break during his fight against Uriah Hall.
The MMA community came together in support of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who suffered a devastating leg injury in his fight against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.
This was highlighted in the latest episode of the UFC’s The Thrill and the Agony series, which focuses on the highs and lows of an eventful UFC 261 card in Jacksonville just a little over a week ago.
The UFC usually gives a teaser to their exclusive content to fans who aren’t subscribed to UFC Fight Pass, and this time was no different. In a recently released preview, the promotion highlighted the broadcast crew’s live and visual reaction to Weidman snapping his leg in the octagon.
One of the lowest moments of the night is captured very profoundly by the UFC, and how some of the most famous personalities in the MMA community felt as they witnessed one of the most gruesome injuries in recent combat sports history.
Here’s how the rest of the MMA community reacted to Chris Weidman’s leg injury as the middleweight begins a long road to recovery
After Weidman exited the arena on a stretcher, UFC fighters took to Twitter with messages of support for their fighting colleague. Weidman’s opponent, in particular, Uriah Hall, looked incredibly shaken by Weidman snapping his leg on the first low kick of the bout.
Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, one of Weidman’s biggest rivals, also took to social media to support him during the beginning stages of his recovery. Ironically, Silva suffered a similar injury in his second bout with Weidman back at UFC 168.
After undergoing surgery at a Jacksonville hospital following the event, Weidman will begin a long road to recovery and appears in good spirits. UFC president Dana White said that Weidman is already beginning the early stages of walking again and is expected to be sidelined from competition for at least 6-12 months.