Dana White Gets Dragged For Bold Response To Chris Wiedman’s Horrific Leg Injury At UFC 261

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Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered one of the most painful-looking injuries you’ll see just 17 seconds into his match with Uriah Hall at UFC 261, snapping his right leg below the knee after Hall checked his very first leg kick.

The injury automatically gifted Hall (17-9) a W over Weidman (15-6) via TKO, but Hall couldn’t help but empathize for the man who handed him his first loss back in 2010.

“I’ve got nothing but respect for Chris Weidman,” Hall said. “He’s truly one of the best. It’s a crazy story, that he was the first man I fought that defeated me [in 2010], that introduced me to fear. I didn’t know what fear was. Then we went different paths. He was the first person to defeat Anderson [in the UFC], and I was the last. It’s crazy how we ended up here again.

“I wanted to put on a great performance, but man, I feel so bad. I hope he’s OK. I wish his family well.”

UFC President Dana White was a bit more dispassionate in his response, choosing to highlight the fact that Hall is the first fighter to win in the octagon without a single strike thrown.

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS NIGHTMARE FUEL. 

Even Roger Goodell got some good press from the incident. Miracles do happen.

Dana, if you’re curious, Chris’s surgery went well. No word yet from the docs on where the surgery ranks in the history of surgeries, but will make sure to update when that info becomes available.