Chris Weidman will make his long-awaited return at UFC 292
Chris Weidman, a former UFC middleweight champion, suffered a gruesome leg injury at UFC 261 in April 2021. Now, Weidman is making his return to the octagon against Brad Tavares at UFC 292.
It has been a long road for Weidman, who has undergone multiple surgeries and countless hours of rehabilitation. However, the day is almost here when “The All-American” can return to the cage. Weidman, who will be 39 years old at the time of his next fight, has a record of 15-6 and will be hoping to get back into the win column at UFC 292.
Tavares, meanwhile, has a record of 19-8, but is currently on a two-fight losing streak. This fight should be a good matchup and it will be fun to see Weidman back in the octagon.
The Dark Irony of the Chris Weidman Injury
As state earlier, Weidman suffered the gruesome injury back in April of 2021. He was facing off against Uriah Hall when Weidman’s first kick of the fight snapped his leg, ending the bout in 17 seconds. One might think this was his first experience with this extremely unlikely injury, but it was not.
In December 2013, Weidman was in the cage against the legendary Anderson Silva when this same injury occurred. Silva threw a leg kick that was checked by Weidman and Silva snapped his leg in a moment that shocked the world. In a cruel twist of fate, Weidman has now been on both sides of one of the worst types of injuries ever seen in the UFC.
Nevertheless, it is great Chris Weidman healthy enough to compete again and I’m sure he will get a huge applause from UFC fighters and fans when he makes his return to the cage.