Anderson's ribs were NOT broken.
Originally Posted by RH
It looks weak because Weidman probably wouldn't have taken the surgery if he thought Anderson would fight, and it gives loveblind Anderson guys the opportunity to say "Anderson totally would have fought, but Weidman wasn't available" [if they even acknowledge Chris's existence in the first place] but I don't think it was as bad as it seems.
In all reality, if a less than 100% Weidman had fought Anderson this fall, his chance of winning would be even less. He wouldn't have been favored, not even close, and a nagging injury just makes his long shot have to factor in heavy rain and windage. It's kind of weak, and it's pathetic when the anti-Weidman group tries to spackle over it and pretend that Chris took himself out of the running without any external factors, but it's really not bad.
I'm actually fine with the layoff, provided Chris actually gets his chance to face him, and Anderson doesn't chase vanity fights with GSP or Diaz; or end up beating up Bisping and retiring or something.
That is something that has bothered me because it is such an irrational argument that pro-Silva/anti-Weidman fans have been having. I stayed out of it because there is an obvious winner of that argument to anyone with an ounce of sense.