One of the most devastating injuries to ever happen inside the UFC happened at UFC 168. Anderson Silva, the greatest fighter to ever compete in the sport, went to throw a left leg kick, but it was checked to perfection from Chris Weidman. The check ended up breaking Silva’s leg, forcing the bout to be stopped.
It was a devastating injury for Silva, who is 38-years old. It’s the type of injury that is hard to come back from, especially a contact sport like fighting. Just ask Corey Hill, who ended up breaking his leg in the same fashion when he faced Dale Hartt back in 2008. It took him a while to get back to fighting shape, and he never really looked the same.
But, Silva’s friend and training partner Pedro Rizzo says Silva will make a full recovery and will return to form. In an interview with MMA Fighting, Rizzo said that Silva will be back and will fight again. If Silva does comeback and fights again, it would be a huge comeback story. Yes, Silva is the greatest fighter to ever compete in the sport, but he’s also human. No fighter is invincible, and Silva learned this in both bouts against Weidman.
If Silva can come back and start winning fights, it would only add to his impressive resume, one that is already one for the ages. So, will Silva get back inside the cage? If he does, who do you want to see him fight next? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.