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    UFC 168 may have been one of the promotion’s most highly anticipated events in its history, and to have it end in the manner that it did, was clearly one of the year’s low lights. If you missed it, the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva was stopped in round two, after the latter badly broke his left leg. It was a horrific and unfortunate conclusion to the night’s main event.

    The UFC has released the following statement regarding Silva’s subsequent surgery and future:

    “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.”
    So, hopefully Silva has a speedy recovery and it remains to be seen whether the 38 year-old legend will return to the Octagon. Considering the fighter’s age, the severity of the injury, and the fact it was his second loss to Weidman, it wouldn’t be surprising if Silva calls it quits. Then again, we are talking about the sport’s greatest fighter to date…
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    Whether he comes back or not, I hope he fully recovers from this. Three to six months seems like that will happen, which is great to hear. I know the fighters that step into the cage understand the risk they take when they sign the contract to fight. And I take nothing away from Weidman's performance. He was every bit as good as he showed in all his other fights. But I don't like when any fight ends due to injury, and this one feels worse due to the magnitude of the fight.

    On the next middleweight title fight, I really hope Weidman knocks Hands of Jesus out cold.

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    ...he rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva was stopped in round two, after the latter badly broke his left leg...
    Wrong, and piss-poor writing.

    Anderson didn't break his leg. Weidman broke Anderson's leg. Big difference.

    This wasn't a skateboarding accident.

    It wasn't a accident at all. It was a fight. Weidman intended to hurt him, and simply hurt him more than anyone would have expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Wrong, and piss-poor writing.

    Anderson didn't break his leg. Weidman broke Anderson's leg. Big difference.

    This wasn't a skateboarding accident.

    It wasn't a accident at all. It was a fight. Weidman intended to hurt him, and simply hurt him more than anyone would have expected.

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    I think you may be going a little overboard here. I agree with you that Weidman's technique won the fight not a freak injury but calling something "piss poor writing" because it says Anderson broke his leg instead of saying Weidman broke Anderson's leg is a bit of a stretch.

    You're getting caught up in semantics. This article is about Anderson recovering from the surgery not about the fight or the arguments around the ending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordofAres View Post
    I think you may be going a little overboard here. I agree with you that Weidman's technique won the fight not a freak injury but calling something "piss poor writing" because it says Anderson broke his leg instead of saying Weidman broke Anderson's leg is a bit of a stretch.

    You're getting caught up in semantics. This article is about Anderson recovering from the surgery not about the fight or the arguments around the ending.

    Yea some ppl a taking this leg breaking business to a whole other level. Yea he checked a leg kick (a defensive technique that sometimes causes injury). Weidman did not do it thinking "yea imma break his leg". He won and a had a good 1st round but it still doesn't change that it was a shitty outcome to a huge fight. Silva sometimes has a slow start too. Chael showed that in the rematch (which I think he lost for that stupid spinning backfist.

    The division is interesting right now. Quit this crying over a checked leg kick that just happened to break Silva's leg smmfh

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Wrong, and piss-poor writing.

    Anderson didn't break his leg. Weidman broke Anderson's leg. Big difference.
    Actually Anderson Silva broke his leg on Chris Weidman's leg/knee. Since it was Anderson who threw the kick that ended up breaking his leg. Saying that Chris Weidman broke Anderson Silva's leg would imply that he knew well enough that when he raised that leg to block the kick that it would break Anderson's leg. Or that he went out and violently snapped Silva's leg into pieces.

    Either way, it's just semantics. Don't really know why you get so upset over this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    Wrong, and piss-poor writing.

    Anderson didn't break his leg. Weidman broke Anderson's leg. Big difference.

    This wasn't a skateboarding accident.

    It wasn't a accident at all. It was a fight. Weidman intended to hurt him, and simply hurt him more than anyone would have expected.

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    There's nothing wrong with what the writer said. You're really reaching for things here...

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    I'll grant you guys, this article isn't bad by the standards of some of the crap that's being published, but it's not doing anything to change public perception. And yes, in this one, it's more about semantics...but I've yet to see an article do diligence and give Weidman the proper credit for the win.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flou View Post
    Actually Anderson Silva broke his leg on Chris Weidman's leg/knee. Since it was Anderson who threw the kick that ended up breaking his leg. Saying that Chris Weidman broke Anderson Silva's leg would imply that he knew well enough that when he raised that leg to block the kick that it would break Anderson's leg. Or that he went out and violently snapped Silva's leg into pieces.
    No, it's implying that he countered with the intent to injure and the result was more spectacular than he'd anticpated.
    Would you say that Bubba McDaniel broke his face on Uriah Hall's fist, or would you say Hall broke McDaniel up?

    Yes, it's semantics.

    But in the face of Weidman not getting credit for outclassing Anderson everywhere possible in successive fights, semantics become more important, in my opinion.

    Either way, it's just semantics. Don't really know why you get so upset over this.
    Not worked up over this, it was more simply included in my general blanket disdain for the state of MMA journalism, today in particular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post

    No, it's implying that he countered with the intent to injure and the result was more spectacular than he'd anticpated.
    Would you say that Bubba McDaniel broke his face on Uriah Hall's fist, or would you say Hall broke McDaniel up?
    No I would not, since you don't hit people's fists with your head, fists do the hitting. Same way as here Anderson Silva threw kick that Weidman blocked. Also I would say that Mark Hunt broke his hand on Silva's gigantic skull, not that Silva's gigantic skull broke Mark Hunt's hand.

    But that's enough for me on this topic, got work tomorrow and bed awaits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flou View Post
    No I would not, since you don't hit people's fists with your head, fists do the hitting. Same way as here Anderson Silva threw kick that Weidman blocked. Also I would say that Mark Hunt broke his hand on Silva's gigantic skull, not that Silva's gigantic skull broke Mark Hunt's hand.

    But that's enough for me on this topic, got work tomorrow and bed awaits.
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