Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a horror injury in his fight with Uriah Hall last April.
In that fight Weidman inexplicably broke his leg in the exact same manner as Anderson Silva did during their UFC title rematch back in 2013.
The American underwent two surgeries soon after that and now the two-time NJCAA All-American wrestler has one thing on mind – a comeback.
“I want to fight before I turn 38 in June,” he said. “That’s my goal. … So if I could fight around early June, that would be great. Again, there’s a lot in the air and it’s very unpredictable.”
“This is a very serious injury,” continued Weidman. “I’ve been through lots of injuries before, obviously you know I’ve had 25 surgeries. This is very different. There’s a lot of moving parts. So I have goals when I’d like to fight but I’m not going to die over a month or two difference. I am coming back and I am coming back in 2022.”
“My leg’s not where I need it to be yet, to be happy going into the Octagon against world class guys and think I can be the best in the world. It’s not there yet just because of strength and a little bit of pain I’m still dealing in the lower leg while moving around.