Chris Weidman feels “100 percent healed already” after neck surgery, can get back to full training by six weeks out

Chris Weidman’s gotten a positive prognosis after neck surgery, and it’s looking like he’ll be clear to fight at UFC 205 in New York as planned.

In an appearance on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 Wednesday night, Weidman updated his recovery, and the timetable for when he can get back into training.

“It’s going really good. I’m out in Canada eight days afterward,” Weidman said. “The doctor told me at six weeks out, I can do everything I want and fully train. It feels 100 percent healed already.”

Weidman was hoping to return in November with a title fight, and was expecting that to be his rematch with Luke Rockhold after pulling out of UFC 199. That Rockhold bout may yet be the fight he gets, but no belt will be on the line after Michael Bisping pulled off the upset in Weidman’s absence.

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