#1 middleweight contender Middleweight Chris Weidman just can’t let Mark Munoz have his own moment. First, Weidman spoiled Munoz’ hopes of earning a title shot. Now, just days after we found out Munoz injured his foot and will be out for some time, and also that his elbow is still jacked up from nasty bone chips, Weidman decided that he needed elbow surgery to remove bone chips as well.
We suppose its possible that Weidman’s elbow surgery is unrelated to sticking it to Munoz. MMA Fighting has the report. “[Weidman] underwent surgery at the Sanford Surgical Tower on his left elbow to clean out bone chips that had developed over time.”
According to the report, Weidman had been dealing with elbow issues for over two years. With a few months before he’s scheduled to fight Tim Boetsch, Weidman reportedly felt this was a good time to get his ‘bow fixed up. Hopefully his surgery and recovery go better than Munoz’.
“According to Weidman’s doctors, he will be back to full strength in three-to-six weeks. Weidman expects to return to his home in Long Island, N.Y., in a two days, and he will be able to resume cardio training next week,” MMA Fighting reported.
Side note, ‘taters – we are now taking bets on just how many fights Weidman will have to win before he gets the title shot he already deserves. We’ll call it the Okami over-under.