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Just a heads up, there's some very graphic - and I mean seriously grim - footage in this article, so if you're at all squeamish, please click away now.
MMA fighter Chris Weidman sustained an horrific leg break during his fight with Uriah Hall yesterday (24 April).
The former middleweight champ shattered his right tibia in the first round of his UFC 261 bout.
Things went from bad to worse when Weidman then attempted to put weight on his injured limb, causing him to hit the deck in agony.
The ref called a quick halt to proceedings and doctors entered the octogen to work on Weidman.
The 36-year-old was then carried out of the arena on a stretcher.
WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC
Chris Weidman snaps his leg just like Anderson Silva....pic.twitter.com/acr4JJppwN
- Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) April 25, 2021
Speaking after the fight, Hall praised his opponent and wished him well in recovery.
He told reporters: "I got nothing but respect for Chris Weidman, he is truly one of the best.
"It is a crazy story that he was the first man that I fought that defeated me and introduced me to fear.
"I didn't know what fear was, I was scared of wrestling.
"And during that time, we went down different paths. He was the first one that defeated Anderson, I was the last.
"And it was just crazy how we ended up here again. I wanted to put out a great performance.
"But man, I feel so bad for him. I hope he's okay. I wish his family well if you guys are watching.
"It's a sucky part of the sport, it's the hurt business. And believe me, they don't see the fight outside of the octagon.
"I got nothing bad to say about him and I hope he recovers.
"And hey, whatever rank I am in the future, if he gets well I owe him this fight.
"And I hope he can come back from it."
Weidman is currently in hospital and is set to undergo surgery on the break.
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