Watch UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman's injury-TKO victory over Anderson Silva due to a broken leg. Video features complete fight highlights from the main event title rematch at UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2 on New Year's Eve weekend, Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Weidman successfully defended his 185-pound title after the former champion Silva suffered what will likely be a career-ending broken leg injury. Silva broke his leg while throwing a hard low kick that was checked by Weidman. Silva's leg immediately snapped upon impact, with his lower leg dangling in the air as he fell to the ground in agonizing pain.
MMAjunkie.com has posted a graphic pic of Anderson Silva's broken leg captured the moment after impact. Jimmy Quinlan (jqcrash25) posted the following devastatingly sad stretcher pic to Instagram:
UPDATE: The UFC has released the following statement...
Following Saturday evening's UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC's orthopedic surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson's left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months. Anderson is deeply touched by the outpouring of support from his fans and the entire MMA community. There has been no immediate decision about his future, and he would kindly ask for privacy at this time as he deals with his injury and prepares to return home to recover.VIDEO: Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate, Part II - UFC 168 Fight Highlights
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