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25th Apr 2021

UFC fighter snaps leg in half while kicking opponent after just 17 seconds

Chris Weidman was carried out of the Octagon on a stretcher on Saturday night after breaking his leg while kicking his opponent Uriah Hall

Reuben Pinder

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Chris Weidman suffered a brutal leg break just 17 seconds into his fight against Uriah Hall on Saturday night at UFC 261. Weidman was attempting to land a kick on Hall but the slightest of movements from his opponent saw Weidman’s leg snap in half.

He only realised he had broken his leg when he attempted to stand on it again, before collapsing to the floor in agony.

As Dana White pointed out on Twitter, this makes Hall the first fighter in history to win a fight without landing a single strike.

It’s not the first time Weidman has been involved in such an incident – Anderson Silva broke his leg whole attempting a similar kick on Weidman back in December 2013.

Silva in fact posted a heartfelt message to Weidman on Instagram after seeing the gruesome injury last night.

“My deepest and most sincere sentiments champ,” Silva wrote.

“Have faith, I wish you a speedy recovery. In this moment I wish you and your family light, love and knowledge. To the fans of the sport, please respect this moment of this incredible warrior and let’s wish that he is 100% very recovered soon. May God bless you and your family.”