Chris Weidman sheds some light on nearly getting amputated

Chris Weidman still looks forward to fighting again.

by Aryan Lakhani
Chris Weidman sheds some light on nearly getting amputated
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Chris Weidman is mentally strong on a whole different level; he snapped his leg into half a few years back against Uriah Hall, and the first thing that arises in his mind is, 'When will I be back?' A common person would call it quits forever and accept retirement life, but Weidman chose to be uncommon amongst uncommon.

It takes other-worldly courage to make a comeback and fight again. While everyone thought it was impossible, Chris Weidman proved everyone wrong and showed up for his comeback fight against Brad Tavares. The universe never stopped testing him; in spite of putting so much effort in and going through excruciating pain, he was asked to fight in the preliminary card.

It was an inspiring performance, even though he lost and injured himself again. His leg needed treatment again, and this time, there was a risk of permanent amputation. Luckily, that didn't happen. Mostly everyone thinks Chris Weidman should retire, but Weidman is far from done, and he looks forward to proving people wrong.

Chris Weidman on getting amputated

Recently on ESPN MMA, Chris Weidman explained how he almost got his leg amputated. "I was pretty scared about this pain because I'm thinking about the worst-case scenario," Weidman said, as quoted by

"Worst-case scenario is that the blood supply doesn't come back to my bone and it doesn't take, which would mean possible amputation. I go back and I see vaguely my leg split in half, I'm like, 'What the *– there's no way that's my leg.'

Then, all of a sudden, the pain starts coming. I couldn't believe it. The paramedics come in, they're trying to move my leg around, and I feel the bone, and I see the bone sticking out of the leg. I'm like, 'Oh my God, please just get me pain pills.""

Chris Weidman on giving up/retiring

"How about the challenge and the story? That just excites me,I love when people are counting me out."