UFC 168: Anderson Silva Sustains Freak Leg Injury, Chris Weidman Retains Middleweight Belt
Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva battled it out tonight at UFC 168 for the second time. Up for grabs was the UFC middleweight belt. The bout was pegged as one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history, and it certainly lived up to expectations. Early in the fight, Weidman took it to Silva and he rocked him in the first round.
He almost finished the fight, but Silva survived. Weidman then checked a kick in the second round and Silva broke his leg. Silva sustained one of the worst leg injuries in the history of the sport. Weidman is now the undisputed middleweight champion of the world and has beaten Silva twice now.
It’s a shame for Silva because this was a horrific leg injury and he may never recover, especially considering he’s 38-years old. Before the leg injury came to fruition, Weidman was dominating the fight yet again using his ground game. He showed great stand-up in the bout, proving he’s still improving as a fighter, which is a scary thought for other middleweights in the division.
Weidman showed class after the bout, congratulating Silva on the fight and saying he is still the best fighter to compete in the sport.
Hopefully Silva can get the right treatment for his leg quickly, because he seemed to be in excruciating pain after the fight. Now, Weidman is set to defend his belt against Vitor Belfort, who believes he has what it takes to defeat the champ.