By Jeramie L Bizzle @jeramiebizzle87
The world watched as one of the greatest fighters of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Anderson Silva broke his leg against Chris Weidman Dec. 28.
Silva, 38, went into round two with the look of determination to regain his championship title, but less than two minutes into the bout, he kicked Weidman in the shin, but was Weidman blocked the attack, Silva’s leg instantly broke his tibia in two before he realized what happened as he landed the leg back unto the mat leading to the collapse of the superstar.
Weidman, 27, following the fight said that this doesn’t take away from the fact that he is the greatest fighter of all time and he wishes him well.
This is the second time a fighter inside the octagon, another Brazilian MMA fighter broke his leg the same way as Silva’s back in 2009, but this is the first time in a main event fight a fighter broke their leg during a live telecast.
The jokes hit social media less than ten minutes with people posting jokes about the injury including a pics of bottles of milk and an action figure of Silva with the leg twisted.
Although Silva had a successful surgery following the fight, the question of whether his career in the UFC is over or if he does comeback after healing will he be the same Silva that other fighters fear to challenge? For fans, they may have to wait a year to find out.