Conor McGregor knows exactly why Chris Weidman’s leg snapped in vile UFC injury

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Conor McGregor has explained why Chris Weidman’s leg snapped as he picked up a horror injury at UFC 261 against Uriah Hall.

The American last just 17 seconds in his middleweight clash after picking up a gruesome leg break in Florida, USA, when he attempted a kick on the 36-year-old.

It saw him leave the arena with the help of medical officials on a stretcher.

And McGregor who suffered a leg injury on his own in his defeat to Dustin Poirier earlier this year, explained exactly how Weidman’s leg snapped.

Writing to his 8.6m Twitter followers, The Notorious said: “Hoping Chris Weidman has full recovery! Never nice to see.

“Crazy is the calf kick. No skill, balance, or flexibility, or anything does it take. It’s like watching a punt of a pig skin in the 50s. Up the yard!

“Crazy how it can go either way. One great for you, or real bad against.

“He had to have a load of micro fractures in the leg possibly for it snap then. The placement of the kick was nice enough.

“It wasn’t fully checked. He hit the meat. Enough of it anyway. Had to have been damaged over time without knowing. Wear and tear.

“Careful on them kicks lads!”

Weidman was taking on his first fight for eight months, having beaten Omari Akhemedov by unanimous decision on his return to middleweight.

The 36-year-old had held the UFC championship belt at that weight three years when he saw ova Anderson Silva in 2013.

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  • But the injury from his latest bout brought a reaction of shock from the crowds at UFC 261, which fellow fighters shared their thoughts on Twitter.

    Former rival Silva said: “My deepest and most sincere sentiments champ. Have faith, I wish you a speedy recovery. In this moment I wish you and your family light, love and knowledge.”

    With Michael Bisping writing: “Holy s***! What a crazy world we live in. You couldn’t write it.

    “My wife and I screamed so loud on the replay that the dogs are going mental.”

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