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Chris Weidman reports successful surgery, gives targeted return date

Top middleweight contender Chris Weidman finally received some good news after weeks of misfortune, as he reports a successful surgery for a shoulder injury. Weidman’s bad luck took a turn for the worse when Hurricane Sandy washed away years of memories from his Long Island house. Then his shoulder injury took him out of a supposed number one contenders bout with Tim Boestch at UFC 155. The injury has most likely hindered his rebuilding of his house along with the income he will lose from not fighting this December.

Hopefully this successful operation has turned Weidman’s luck for the better, and if the prognosis is as good as he says then he probably has something to be happy about. Doctor’s have told Weidman that he should be back to 90% in three months, and back up to 100% in four months. He hopes to be back in the octagon better than ever in early 2013. While that may be a bit optimistic Weidman should not have to do too much work proving himself as a top contender again.

His 2012 fight campaign was one that turned him from prospect to top five in the division. First, he took a fight against Demian Maia on a weeks notice where he had to cut substantial weight, but he came out the victor taking a unanimous decision. Next, he took out top five middleweight Mark Munoz with devastating elbows in the second round at a UFC on Fuel TV event back in July. Not one to wait around for the champion, he agreed to the December bout against Boestch, but now his teammate Costa Philippou will fill in for him.

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