Anderson Silva broke his leg in the cage in horrifying fashion at UFC 168, and as Chris Weidman’s hand was raised in victory and the middleweight championship belt placed around waist, the Brazilian was left screaming as the doctors set his fractured tibia and fibula and strapped him to a gurney for a hasty Octagon exit. Sadly, while initial reports indicated that Silva had only broken the bones of his shin, it’s become clear the legendary fighter also suffered some sort of serious brain injury.
In other words, that cat is out of his damn mind.
Case in point: ANDERSON SILVA DOESN’T THINK CHRIS WEIDMAN WON THAT BOUT.
MMAFighting’s Brazilian correspondent Guilherme Cruz was on hand to witness the mania unfold:
“No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.”
During the interview, Silva rewatched the fight and said he made some technical mistakes before throwing the leg kick.
“I can see some technical mistakes I did in the fight,” he said. “To land the perfect kick, I needed to distract him by punching him in the face so he wouldn’t pay attention to the kick. He was protecting the upper part of his body, and the raised leg instinctively. The kick was so strong he lost balance.”
It’s a tragic thing when such a respected and beloved fighter falls from the heights of human ability to the depths of delusion, but it’s clear Silva forgot the absolute beating he took in the first round of the Weidman rematch. He sure as hell doesn’t remember the can of whoop ass he had opened on him in their first clash, either. Regardless, pray for Silva, because coming back from a dramatic leg injury is one thing, but a bad dose of the “crazy” is another thing entirely.
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