Weidman out, teammate Phillipou in vs. Boetsch at UFC 155

by Mark La Monica | source: newsday.com
 

Chris Weidman, one of the top UFC middleweight fighters, is out of UFC 155 next month with a shoulder injury, Newsday has learned.

He was scheduled to fight Tim Boetsch on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.

Weidman said the injury occured Tuesday while training in Arizona with UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader and Levittown-based Strikeforce light heavyweight Gian Villante. The injury occured during a grappling session, the 28-year-old Weidman said.

"I hit a double-leg and that's it," Weidman said Wednesday. "My shoulder landed weird and I felt a pop. I can't even move my arm."

Weidman said that he hasn't received an official diagnosis from doctors, but he believes it is a torn labrum. The labrum is a cuff of cartilage that makes the shoulder joint stable and allows for a wide range of movements with the arm.

"It's awful," trainer Ray Longo said.

Taking Weidman's place on the year-end card will be teammate Costa Philippou. A fellow Serra-Longo mixed martial artist, Philippou was supposed to fight this past Saturday against Nick Ring at UFC 154 in Montreal but the bout was canceled that morning when Ring fell ill.

"Everything happens for a reason," Longo said. "I guess this is the reason."

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Card site profile image  

11/29/12 2:31 PM by Card

^ good news.

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11/29/12 2:29 PM by UGCTT_SMASHED BY A BIG RIG!

  Chris Weidman ‏@ChrisWeidmanUFC Surgery went perfect.On my way back to Long Island now. Had a torn labrum and rotator cuff, AC joint seperation and slight tear in ligament     Chris Weidman ‏@ChrisWeidmanUFC I will be 90 percent in three months and 100 in 4!  

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11/29/12 2:25 PM by UGCTT_SMASHED BY A BIG RIG!

Weidman post surgery. Can't understand a thing but he's got a pretty sweet beard going, should keep it going till his next fight Hendricks style!

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11/21/12 10:28 PM by ranier wolfcastle

i cocnur i was thinking he might have found a way out of this fight for that reason but in reality imo boetch is an easy win for weidi, and free $$$$

Sugar Dick site profile image  

11/21/12 9:56 PM by Sugar Dick

Damn it, I'm tired of these fucking injuries.

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11/21/12 9:45 PM by pidgey

you know what, i aint even mad.Weidman deserved a bigger name imo... Boetsch is coming from a nice streak but if you look at the names, his best win is against Okami (tko after being dominated for 2 rounds and a half) and a split against a horrible looking Lombard at his UFC debut.Now dont get me wrong im even a big fan of the Barbarian, but i think Weidman should fight someone on the level of Belcher, Bisping, Vitor etc... bigger names... a name that would give him a definitive title shot.

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11/21/12 9:08 PM by superCulo

He can forget about fighting silva anytime soon.

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11/21/12 8:04 PM by MediumRareMistake

Where this from?

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11/21/12 7:48 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

^^^^ Thank god that SN bet is over. :) funny to see both names inside one quote blob :) dude running the email address for sn changes was a fucking ninja. Less than 2 minutes...lol

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11/21/12 7:39 PM by UGCTT_nightkap

LnP is back!