Reigning UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (pictured) underwent successful surgery on both of his knees Tuesday at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
“Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. Surgery was a success!” Weidman posted on his Instagram account along with the above image.
Weidman was slated to defend his throne against Lyoto Machida on May 24 at UFC 173. However, “All-American” has had issues with his left meniscus for quite some time and couldn’t postpone the procedure any further after having his knee pop out of place twice during last week’s practice.
According to FoxSports.com, Weidman immediately considered having his right knee scoped at the same time. Although, the 29-year-old wouldn’t know for certain until after consulting with his doctors.
It appears he was given the green light to operate on both knees. Weidman also posted a picture of a shaven right leg with the caption, “One leg shaven one more to go. I kinda like this look.”
Surgeons require patients to have bare skin on the area in which they are going to operate.
No word on what was done to Weidman’s right knee.
Regardless, the UFC postponed his shootout with Machida just six weeks to UFC 175 so the rehab for either procedure isn’t expected to be a lengthy one.