Weidman Injury Complications Push Back Return To UFC Action

It would appear that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will now have to wait a little longer before making his next octagon performance.

Weidman recently pulled himself out of a three fight losing streak with a third round submission victory over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25. That being said, the former champion has suffered an injury on his thumb that has since required a procedure and physical therapy.

Speaking to ESPN, Weidman said:

“My hand is going all right — not great. I’m not really sure how long it’s going to be. I was with UFC’s physical therapist, and she was hoping maybe in two months I could be 100 percent. There’s no telling. I guess it’s a unique injury.

“Basically, they took the tendon out of my wrist to anchor my thumb into the socket because the ligament had torn. [The doctor] kind of did tell me, it’s almost the equivalent of doing an ACL on a knee.” Chris Weidman continued, “I’m like, ‘What? What happened to that six-week mark you were talking about?'”