Chris Weidman undergoes successful neck surgery

Chris Weidman

Good news for former middleweight champion Chris Weidman!

After being forced to withdraw from his UFC 199 rematch with Luke Rockhold just two weeks before fight-night, Weidman has now undergone successful neck surgery and is resting at home.

MMAFighting broke the news, which revealed that Weidman will begin physical therapy and strength training on Thursday, will resume “hard MMA sparring” in 6 weeks.

Weidman hasn’t fought since he lost his UFC middleweight championship to Rockhold back at UFC 194 in December. With Michael Bisping now the middleweight champion, and Jacare Souza as the #1 contender, when Weidman returns to the Octagon, the landscape of the middleweight division could be quite different than it was before his injury.

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