Chris Weidman 'like a whole new man' after German procedure to fix knee
NOV 22, 2013 2:08a ET
Look out Anderson Silva.
Think Chris Weidman was good back in July? Well, he's actually better than ever now.
The UFC middleweight champion shocked the world by knocking out Silva at UFC 162. And he did it with a knee that had been bothering him for four years. It was so bad he couldn't bend it backward to bring his foot up to touch his rear end.
Last month, Weidman flew to Germany to have regenokine, a non-surgical procedure that involves the removal of blood, which then gets treated and re-injected into the problem area. Lifespanmedicine.com says regenokine 'uses your body's own natural healing components to resolve pain, improve mobility, restore function and reduce inflammation in your joints.'
This is the same doctor, Peter Wehling, who did work on Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant and UFC president Dana White, told Weidman about it, used regenokine to help cure his debilitating Meniere's disease.
Just like that, all those years of wear and tear as an All-American college wrestler and an MMA fighter were gone.
"After that, I feel great," Weidman told Fox Sports. "I feel like a whole new man."
Weidman says doctors in the United States are starting to use the apparent miracle cure, but it isn't widespread yet. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan recently traveled to Germany to have the procedure done on his neck.
"It's one of those things, it's going to take money away from surgeons, it's going to take money away from doctors who aren't doing it," Weidman said. "It's always tough to get new things, because it always takes money away from somebody."
Weidman is back in the gym now and feeling as good as ever, preparing for his Dec. 28 rematch with Silva at UFC 168 in Las Vegas.
Regenokine is expensive. But luckily he knows the right people.
"Nah," Weidman said with a chuckle when asked if it him hard in the wallet. "Dana hooked me up."