Nearly a week after Anderson Silva suffered one of the most gruesome sports injuries ever witnessed, he seems to be in much better spirits. Having suffered a broken leg against Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 168, Silva immediately went in for surgery that night to repair what was a shocking crack of a bone. Many believed his UFC career would be over following the loss.
However, the orthopedic surgeon that operated on Silva’s leg said that the former champion could return to training in just six to nine short months, according reports. Silva may like what he hears, but someone close to him does not agree with a potential comeback.
“All respect for Chris to go out there and fight like a champion. Congratulations, Chris. It’s your turn to be a legend. All the enemies are celebrating Silva and do not come to see me, is not my fault,” Silva’s son Kalyl said again according to Brazilian news outlet R7.
“But I want to see you do what he does. I hope he retires and go home because I’m tired of watching my father train every day, be gone for two or three months … and a broken leg happens … And as always you are my champion father. And once again, good job Chris.”
Well, there you have it. If his son had his way, Silva would never step foot into the UFC octagon again — and justifiably so. After such a nasty injury like that, who would want to see their father take another step into battle? I agree with Kalyl that Silva should be done. The 38-year old former champion has done everything he could have wanted to do in the sport and then some.
Silva owns the UFC record for most title defenses (10) as well as the longest win streak in the history of the sport with 16. Let’s hope he takes his son’s advice and calls it quits.