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UFC star’s ‘Something About Mary’ zipper accident

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is renowned for his brutal honesty, but maybe he should have kept it zipped when asked about his most painful injury.

He reveals his most traumatic moment is reminiscent of a scene in the 1998 movie ‘There’s Something About Mary’ starring Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz.

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Weidman, appearing on HuffPost Live, had everyone cringing when he said, “I actually got my penis caught in my zipper when I was in first grade.

“All these teachers come in and they’re trying to get it off me, could not get it off. I became a UFC fighter, but the worst thing that comes to my head instantly is my penis getting caught in my zipper. That was the worst thing ever.”

Skin deep: Stiller's moment of agony in 'There's Something About Mary'.
Skin deep: Stiller’s moment of agony in ‘There’s Something About Mary’.

The accident happened during a toilet break and resulted in the school principal rushing to assist. Paramedics were called and so caught up was Weidman in the mishap that he was placed on a stretcher.

“The paramedics come in, they can’t get it off, they’re looking at each other like, ‘I can’t believe this,’” Weidman said.

“Then they cut my jeans off completely, to where the only things left (are) the zipper and me naked, including all my teachers and principal, everyone looking at me when I’m naked. It was terrible.

“The bell rings in the school, so everybody comes out of their classes and I’m going out on a stretcher and everyone’s like, ‘What’s wrong with him!?’ I’m like nothing!”

Weidman admits the injury was awful but the worst part may have been the mental scarring he endured over the next few years after his older brother revealed what happened to the rest of his classmates.

Weidman said by the time he returned to school all the way until he was in the sixth grade, everyone believed that following the zipper incident, doctors were forced to amputate his private parts.