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Chris Weidman Hopes To Be Back In Four Months

Chris Weidman has had a rough last few weeks. First, he saw much of his family home destroyed due to Hurricane Sandy. After surviving that natural disaster, Weidman was forced out of a planned UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II encounter with Tim Boetsch due to a training injury.

Weidman suffered a torn labrum while attempting a takedown in training. He had hoped to avoid surgery, but made it known on Twitter Wednesday that he was headed under the knife.

“Off to get surgery,” Weidman wrote. “Excited to get this over with and get rehabbing and come back stronger then ever. Thanks for the support.”

Weidman was asked how long he would be sidelined, to which he replied, “I’m told I’ll be at 100-percent in 4 months if everything goes smoothly.”

After defeating Mark Munoz earlier this year to improve to 9-0, Weidman had hoped to challenge UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Instead, Silva took a light heavyweight bout with Stephan Bonnar and appears set on a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre.

Weidman has been replaced by his Serra-Longo teammate Costa Philippou for the Boetsch fight in December.