I think it's a good article because like he says, people will wonder/argue until end of time what would have happened. Yes you can train checking leg kicks, but how often do you see people injuring themselves from that, not just in MMA but professional kickboxing as well. This is the 3rd time I've seen anything like this happen that's after watching over thousand MMA and K-1 (Glory and whatever they call those new orgs) fights.
If broken legs happened more often from checked leg kicks, no one would argue that it's some sort of freak incident. But since they are rare occurance there will always be those among us who will ponder what might have happened.
It sucks for the fans and it sucks for the fighters as well. I don't like Weidman, I was rooting for Silva, but still I would have rather have seen Weidman beat Silva into a bloody mess than witness such a rare injury. At least then everyone and their mom would have had to shut up about how the fight might have gone.
But at least the Middleweight division looks intresting after such long time with Belfort, Jacare and Machida aiming for the belt.
Favourite fighters: Mark Hunt, Tom Niinimäki and Anton Kuivanen