I can confirm, that is most certainly a broken leg, no doubt about it. I've seen several x-rays in my time, and my professional opinion is he snapped the ever living shit out of his leg, 100%. The scary part is what he wrote in the caption "The primary concern is the bone punctured through my calf and skin when I put my weight on it, making sure the laceration doesn't get infected." That's never what you want to happen. Seriously, I swear, you never ever want your bone to go through your leg, even if there's a fire. That's how Alex Smith almost lost his leg. But thankfully, Weidman had surgery and it got fixed right up:
Yahoo - On Monday, roughly 24 hours after surgery, Weidman expressed disbelief by this happening to him. He also described the procedure to repair his leg.
“They put a titanium rod through the tibia. So they go through the knee, and they take the rod and they drill it through the tibia to make it straight and hard. My fibula was broken, as well, but I guess when they put the tibia back together and my leg was straight, the fibula kind of matched back up to where it was broken, and they feel that could heal on its own as long as I’m not putting weight on it and stuff.”
The fact these elite athletes are so powerful they can snap their leg by kicking someone else's leg will never cease to amaze me. I can feel my shin throbbing just thinking about the pain of that impact, woof. That's why I'm not a UFC fighter. I mean I could be, but I don't have the leg strength for it. I'll just stick to blogging for now, I suppose, unless Uncle Dana really needs me to put McGregor in his place.