Anderson Silva Says Rib Injury Had Him At 85% Against Chris Weidman

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva spoke this week with Combate about his loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 and what may have played a role in the loss. Although denied at the time, a rib injury was rumored prior to the bout and now Silva says he came in to the title defense hurt:

“It is good to talk about it, because I was really hurt,” said Silva. “So far no one had touched on this subject, but this is no excuse for my performance. It was slightly below the rib that I had fractured before the first fight against Sonnen. And that’s it. I was 85% of my physical condition.”

Asked to detail the injury, the Spider wasn’t open to discussing it further.

“I can not talk about it because anything I talk can be used against me,” said Silva, adding “it is past.”

Silva also said the injury had healed, and that he was set to begin training for the Dec. 28th rematch this week.

“I’m fine now,” said Silva. “Wednesday I start to train for the fight.”


  1. why do fighters always come out & say this you got knocked out because you got cocky instead of just fighting the fight!

  2. it wasn’t a physical injury that made him lose, it was a mental injury ;)

  3. Rib injuries don’t make you drop your guard and dance.

  4. BULLSHIT!!!! Fuckin lyin ass baby excuse….cocky is right

  5. He had the same excuse when sonnon almost beat him

  6. When a Brazilian loses, they are hurt. Don’t even watch tape and analyze, just figure they were hurt.

  7. Excuses, excuses.

  8. He didnt say thats why he lossed. Chris Weidman also said that he wasnt 100%… No FIGHTER IS 100%. Quit making a mountain out of a mole hill.

  9. Funny how he could dance around like an idiot with a rib injury.

  10. that’s a flex

  11. just like the rib injury against sonnen?

  12. Anderson is my favorite but the excuses get old

  13. The old injury excuse after a loss. So predictable.

  14. “So far no one had touched on this subject, but this is no excuse for my performance” Did you retards even read it? He said he was not 100% but the rib had nothing to do with why he got beat. Im not sticking up for him, but its kinda right there in black and white.

  15. If i remember correctly it was a punch to the face that knocked him out not the ribs…TOOL

  16. I guess Silva showboating and disrespecting his opponent had nothing to do with it …it was the ribs that made him lost…man up and just admit you lost…no excuses

  17. he’s so full of shit. said the same thing about chael.

  18. Yep and I was at like….47% when I got my ass kicked by a girl in the 1st grade. Couldn’t get to sleep during nap time coz I missed out on my milk plus she was massive for a 1st grader. So Anderson I know your pain brother

  19. Or how about he’s giving you something to talk about. Anderson Silva is great with mind games when he’s motivated…

  20. He may have been at 85%, but a 100% of his ass got kicked. lol

  21. He wasn’t moving around like someone with a rib injury!!! LOL, but he had one of those against Chael in the first fight too!!!

  22. his story will keep changing, why not just say i lost and now i will fight to try and get it back, have some class you bum

  23. You all are idiots read the whole story. He said its no excuse for losing dumb ass Wuna be fans

  24. Another excuse why he lost.. Give me a break.. Silva got caught plan and simple… Smh..

  25. Nobody is 100 percent when they fight most of the time.

  26. Justin Sherrod Cody Stepp Omar Pitts Jr. Jamez Kirkland haha

  27. w.e.

  28. If he had a rib injury he probably shouldn’t have been twisting his torso while busting a move. Next he is gonna say he knocked himself out.

  29. That knockout had him at 100% unconscious

  30. Bullshit excuse

  31. That is the reason silva is going to lose again he sounds like tito ortiz just sad thought he had more honor than that is

  32. He’s a fantastic fighter, but things like this makes me hard to like this motherfucker

  33. Ahh and this is just coming out now

  34. He got 100% KTFO

  35. his ‘Rib” excuse is getting old

  36. Is that why he put his hands down and let him hit him? Wow I knew he wouldn’t have been stupid enough to let someone hit him. What a stupid excuse.

  37. he was dancing around and got ko’d, nothing to do with ribs, maybe he had some fr dinner the night before lol

  38. Hmmm….Is that what caused him to drop his hands and stick out his chin like a moron? :~

  39. excuses excuses excuses what’s going to be his excuse when he gets beat again

  40. what a joke when ever this guy gets his butt handed to him he claims oh I was injured

  41. Best of all time

  42. One word: EXCUSES!!!

  43. Excuses

  44. little late for excuses

  45. if it isn’t an excuse what is it?

  46. I don’t think a rib injury had much with him losing.

  47. Can someone please bring the man a box of tissues. Please.

  48. I think it was more if a head injury. He list his freakin mind, fought like an idiot and got caught doing it

  49. Blocking punches with his head cost him the fight.

  50. Who knew your ribs were connected to the right side of your face?

    Mind officially blown

  51. Dude really? That’s weak shit

  52. That’s bullshit he said the same thing with sonnen

  53. What a baby …

  54. Lmao lame excuse. Doesn’t matter though, a serious Silva will put him down once they rematch.

  55. Too bad weidman is gonna beat him again

  56. a rib injury made him show boat?

  57. Oh, come on! Really? An excuse? How about you ginormous ego slowed your head’s reaction time down, that’s why he KO’ed you!

  58. So…his ribs were bothering him so much that he had to drop his hands and pretend he was Ali. Then, his ribs caused him to get KOed – because EVERYBODY knows the rib bone is connected to the chin bone.

  59. shut the fuk up u lost, pussy Oh my ribs….come-on

  60. Excuses excuses, there’s always something fuckin stupid comin out of this cunts mouth latley !! You got to cocky and got exactly what you deserved, put to fucking sleep.. Suck it up ya wingin bitch. Honestly of late I hope weidman does it again !!

  61. excuses! you got cocky! thats it!

  62. what a PUSSY thing to say. like the “rib injury” somehow affected his chin when he got knocked the FUCK out while doing his usual clowning routine. I hope he gets destroyed and massacred again in the rematch. Fucking cocky piece of shit.

  63. Acting like a jackass = #1 (and probably sole) reason he lost. His ribs might have been hurt, but that isn’t why he lost.

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