Weidman to undergo another leg surgery after suffering setback
UFC middleweight Chris Weidman will once again undergo surgery to repair his broken leg after suffering a setback during his recovery.
"I'm actually getting another surgery, I just found out," Weidman said on "MMA Today" on Wednesday, according to Damon Martin of MMA Fighting. "I'm getting another surgery most likely on Aug. 11. They're going to have to plate the fibula bone because it's considered a non-union, so the bones aren't healing the way it's supposed to, which kind of sucks.
"But I did expect setbacks and issues with this type of traumatic injury, and I've been through a lot."
Weidman snapped his leg just seconds into the first round of his UFC 261 match against Uriah Hall in April. The 37-year-old underwent surgery the following day in Florida before returning home to South Carolina to begin rehab.
The former middleweight champion indicated in May that he had a desire to return to the Octagon on the condition that his injury didn't diminish his abilities.
Despite the setback, Weidman is remaining optimistic as he continues to recover from a devastating injury.
"At the end of the day, I guess my mindset is: I'm just a positive person to begin with," he said. "Not that I don't have moments of negativity and laziness and lack of motivation, but I'm usually a glass-half-full type of person. I think that helps."