UFC President Dana White should be incredibly happy with the results after last night’s incredible fights, including Ronda Rousey’s dominance over Meisha Tate, Travis Browne’s KO win over Josh Barnett, and Jim Miller’s first round submission. But, the main event took an unfortunate turn.
After Chris Weidman dominated former champion Anderson Silva for a round and a half, Silva threw a kick that would likely be the last of his career, as his leg snapped in half as Weidman checked the kick. Silva went down to the floor screaming in pain as viewers looked on in horror, waiting for a replay to re-show them exactly what happened–and it wasn’t pretty. Seeing Silva’s leg snap immediately after touching Weidman’s leg in slow-motion made it all look even worse, leaving the crowd breathless and concerned for their former champion.
Silva was taken out of the octagon on a stretcher and then taken to the hospital for immediate surgery.
“He literally went from here straight to surgery,” UFC President Dana White proclaimed.
At 38-years-old, it is likely that this will be the end of Silva’s career in the octagon, being that it will take quite a bit of time to recover–at least somewhat–from the injury. But, White isn’t ruling Silva out just yet.
“He’s an incredible human being. He’s done amazing things here at the UFC. Maybe he’ll want to make a come back. Who knows? I don’t want to count him out. I don’t want to count him in. It’s just really not the important thing right now. The important thing is he gets his surgery, heals up, and then we’ll go from there,” said White.
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