Chris Weidman snaps leg in opposition to Uriah Corridor, watch, video, highlights, Anderson Silva

Historical past has repeated itself after one other UFC matchup needed to be instantly stopped.

Virtually a decade in the past Anderson Silva snapped his leg preventing in opposition to Chris Weidman. On Sunday (AEDT), it was Weidman who snapped his leg in opposition to considered one of his oldest sparring rival Uriah Corridor. It was the primary time in UFC historical past a fighter has received and not using a single strike thrown.

There was nothing extraordinary concerning the kick, however the struggle needed to be stopped simply 17 seconds into the primary spherical. It was simply the third time within the sport’s historical past {that a} competitor’s leg had snapped in half.

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He was stretchered off and given a standing ovation as he was taken from the Octagon.

ESPN journalist Ariel Helwani described the scenes as “coronary heart breaking” and UFC a “merciless, merciless sport”.

Corridor may hardly abdomen was occurred, as he rotated immobile.

“I obtained nothing however respect for Chris Weidman,” Corridor mentioned, having collected himself. “He’s really probably the greatest.

“It’s an incredible story that he was the primary man that I fought that defeated me, that launched me to worry, I didn’t know what worry was, I used to be afraid of wrestling. Throughout that point we went totally different paths. He was the primary one which defeated Anderson, I used to be final and it’s simply loopy that we ended up right here once more.

“I needed to placed on an incredible efficiency. However, man, I really feel so unhealthy, I hope he’s OK, I want his household effectively in the event that they’re watching.

“It’s a sucky a part of this sport. It’s a harm enterprise and imagine me they don’t see the struggle outdoors the octagon. I hope he recovers. However hey, no matter rank I’m sooner or later, if he will get effectively, I owe him this struggle and I hope he can come again. You’re nonetheless probably the greatest.”

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