Chris Weidman Undergoes Successful Elbow Surgery

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

While the MMA world was digesting the Chris Weidman vs. Tim Boetsch middleweight fight that was announced on Friday, Weidman was undergoing elbow surgery in South Dakota.

Following the successful procedure, Weidman told MMAFighting.com he underwent surgery at the Sanford Surgical Tower on his left elbow to clean out bone chips that had developed over time. For the record, Weidman knocked out Mark Munoz with his right elbow in July.

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.

Weidman said he had been experiencing discomfort in his left elbow for the last two and a half years, and considering the fact that his next fight is over three months away, he felt this was the best time to go under the knife.

Weidman vs. Boetsch will take place on Dec. 29 at UFC 155 in Las Vegas.

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