Horrifying moment UFC fighter’s leg SNAPS when he kicks opponent


Horrifying moment UFC fighter’s leg SNAPS when he kicks opponent seconds after the start of their match

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • Shocking video shows Chris Weidman, 36, kicking Uriah Hall in the shin with his right leg, causing it to snap
  • Weidman then steps back on it appearing to not realize his injury, falling to the ground as his lower leg flops to the side 
  • The crowd gasps and screams ‘oh my God’ as paramedics rush to his aid 
  • The snap came just 17 seconds into the fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and aired on the pay-per-view 

Chris Weidman suffered a massive leg injury on his first kick of the night in his fight against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.

Shocking video shows Weidman, 36, kicking Hall in the shin with his right leg, causing it to snap – the sound of which is picked up on camera. 

Weidman then steps back on it appearing to not realize his injury, falling to the ground as his lower leg flops to the side. The crowd gasps and screams ‘oh my God’ as paramedics rush to his aid. 

The snap came just 17 seconds into the fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida and aired on the pay-per-view. 

Chris Weidman (Blue Gloves) breaks his leg on a kick to the legs of Uriah Hall (Red Gloves) during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Shocking video shows Weidman, 36, kicking Hall in the shin with his right leg as it jarringly snaps - the sound of which is picked up on camera

Shocking video shows Weidman, 36, kicking Hall in the shin with his right leg as it jarringly snaps – the sound of which is picked up on camera 

Uriah Hall of Jamaica reacts after defeating Chris Weidman in their middleweight bout during the UFC 261 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Uriah Hall of Jamaica reacts after defeating Chris Weidman in their middleweight bout during the UFC 261 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Uriah Hall  reacts after Chris Weidman broke his leg on the first kick of their fight during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Uriah Hall  reacts after Chris Weidman broke his leg on the first kick of their fight during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Chris Weidman of the United States leaves the fight on a stretcher after breaking his leg on a kick attempt to Uriah Hall of Jamaica during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Chris Weidman of the United States leaves the fight on a stretcher after breaking his leg on a kick attempt to Uriah Hall of Jamaica during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Fans react after Chris Weidman broke his leg on the first kick of his bout against Uriah Hall during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Fans react after Chris Weidman broke his leg on the first kick of his bout against Uriah Hall during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

He was taken out of the arena on a stretcher while lifting his fist into the air, with the UFC account on Twitter writing in tribute: ‘Can’t keep a champion down. Wishing @ChrisWeidman a speedy recovery.’

MMA Junkie noted that Weidman’s injury happened the same way he defeated Anderson Silva in 2013.

Weidman had defeated Silva for the UFC middleweight title that year and in a match to keep the title he checked a kick from Silva that snapped Silva’s leg.

‘The only real difference between the Silva kick that Weidman checked, and the Weidman kick that Hall checked more than seven years later was left leg vs. right leg,’ the outlet reported.

Saturday’s bout was UFC’s first event in front of fans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlet noted.

‘I feel so bad for him. I hope he’s OK. I wish his family well if you guys are watching,’  Hall said in his post-fight interview, according to the New York Post.

Horrified fans and fighters online posted about the horrific scene – commenting on how his leg ‘folded like a chair.’

Chris Weidman poses on the scale during the ceremonial UFC 261 weigh-in at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday

Chris Weidman poses on the scale during the ceremonial UFC 261 weigh-in at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday

‘What goes around comes around in the @ufc,’ MMA fighter Mike Perry tweeted.

Michael Chiesa wrote: ‘My heart goes out to @chrisweidman. That was nasty. Damn.’ 

Dana White said Hall was ‘the first fighter in @ufc history to win without a single strike thrown.’

‘My wife and I screamed so loud on the replay that the dogs are going mental,’ Michael Bisping wrote. 

One Twitter account, @sad_lakers_fan, wrote: ‘DID HIS LEG JUST FOLD LIKE A CHAIR!?!?’ 

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