Weidman to undergo surgery on both knees

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Last week the UFC announced that it was postponing the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida bout from May till July to allow the champion to recover from a knee injury.

Today we learn that Weidman will actually have both knees surgically repaired:

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will undergo minor surgery on both of his knees on Tuesday, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.

The injury to Weidman's left knee stems from a lingering issue from Weidman's high school days, in which his lateral meniscus would lock in the joint and cause him severe pain. According to Weidman, the problem recurred twice over the past week, lasting upwards of 10 to 15 minutes in the most recent instance, which led him to seek the advice of doctors and ultimately schedule an arthroscopic scope procedure to clean up the tear.

Weidman also plans to undergo similar surgery to clean up and repair a meniscal tear in his right knee.

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