When it comes to injuries, Chris Weidman is no stranger. He’s been raid by shoulder problems (UFC 155), knee problems (UFC 173), palm problems (UFC 181), rib problems (UFC 184), and now adding to a list is a neck damage forward of UFC 199. Weidman recently took to Facebook to fact what accurately went wrong this time around, revelation fans that an MRI unclosed a “large holder herniation” in his neck that was causing a detriment of change and shutting down nerves connected to his tricep and forearm.
The damage bits his designed arriving pretension rematch with stream middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Rockhold took a pretension from Weidman in a 4th turn of a behind and onward thriller behind during UFC 194, giving Weidman a initial detriment of his veteran MMA career.
Here’s Weidman’s full refurbish on his injury:
“I only wanna let my fans know as many sum as probable about what happened to me since we wish them endangered as many as possible. It’s a slightest we can do to give behind for all a adore and support we have perceived now and over a years.
“To all a people bad-mouthing me right now, we know it and you’re entitled to your opinion. Just wanna make certain we know this is a quarrel we refused to lift out of no matter what. we was never in improved shape, some-more healthy, motivated, assured and vehement for a quarrel in my life. we also felt we was a best warrior we have ever been and done some good improvements.
“Since my high-school wrestling days, my neck, each once in a while, would get stiff. Every contestant who has been competing in any competition practice this, yet it customarily goes divided flattering fast in a day or two. It never has been a genuine problem for me or slowed me down.
“So, we recently sparred on a Thursday night and 0 extreme during all happened during sparring. After sparring, my neck was excellent and a group indeed discussed thereafter how good we was feeling as a fighter. The subsequent morning, we happened to arise adult with a unbending neck and with a small haughtiness pain in my neck and arm yet figured it go divided in a day or two. Like we said, I’m used to this pain. So we went on with my workouts on Friday and indeed felt comparatively good. It got a small some-more critical Friday night and Saturday morning. Friday night, we couldn’t nap or get gentle and went from my bed to my daughter’s to my son’s afterwards to a couch, only perplexing anything to get comfortable. When we finally woke adult on Saturday, that is a ring day, we had serious vertigo that we never knowledge before. we was losing my change and not walking true and a neck was worse afterwards ever. So we got frightened and finished adult going to an obligatory caring where they sent me to get a MRI. we afterwards found out we had a vast extrusion herniation, that was stranded on a haughtiness that shuts down a tricep and and forearm area. So we figured we could get an epidural and we would be good and there was 0 possibility in my conduct we was pulling out.
“The initial spine dilettante we went to in NYC was blown divided by a distance of it and told me he wasn’t unequivocally confident about an injection for me and suspicion medicine was a approach to go, yet we only figured he’s a surgeon and let him know about how large this quarrel is and that there is 0 possibility I’m subsidy out and removing a surgery. So he sent me to a dilettante who does injections, and by looking during MRI images, concluded that a chances of epidural relieving that haughtiness pain would be minimal, yet we was still confident and suspicion possibly approach I’m fighting by this.
“So a few days pass until we could get authorized for a injection, so we only continued doing cardio and whatever we could to work around a neck until they could get me in for that epidural.
“After finally removing a epidural, 0 changed. During this time we couldn’t nap or get by any regular-day activity with a pain we was experiencing. we indeed felt my best when we was operative out yet we couldn’t tarry via a day and night yet painkillers and other remedy to try to retard haughtiness pain. we had another epidural scheduled for this Thursday yet a doctors pronounced again that it many expected wouldn’t make a difference. we still designed on fighting until yesterday when my coaches and desired ones unequivocally only put their feet down. The people we devoted many were not behind me fighting and pulling through. So before removing a second epidural we motionless to give a UFC a satisfactory volume of time to find another competition for Luke. This was apparently a quarrel bigger than any for me and we lerned harder and smarter afterwards ever yet apparently GOD has other skeleton for me.
“I am being told I’m going to need surgery. Either they take a front out or they compound it and we have to accommodate with surgeons currently to figure out what they will do. The good thing is it is c6-7 that is low in a neck, so we will have full operation of suit possibly approach and will be behind improved afterwards ever. I’m told it’s six-to-eight week liberation for a front entrance out and twelve weeks for a fusion. Even yet it’s unequivocally tough for me to see a splendid side right now, a one china backing I’m focused on is a calendar would concede me to quarrel on that NY label in November.
“I wish to apologize to my family, friends, coaches, management, sponsors, fans, a UFC, and of course, Luke for vouchsafing we guys down. we guarantee I’ll be behind and we will get that belt back. we also wish to publicly appreciate everybody tighten to me for their umbrella adore and support, and generally appreciate my earthy therapists and doctors for all of their good help.
“Thanks for a support and adore we all.”
Neck medicine is no joke. Hopefully a operation puts him on lane to make a UFC’s initial New York card, yet it’s tough not be a bit endangered about his chances for a intensity discerning return. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow as we’ll be certain to keep we posted with updates, if and when they turn available.