Yes, Anderson Silva, the man considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of MMA, snapped his leg in half a month ago today in his rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168. It was one of the most agonizing scenes in UFC history for those who witnessed it. Many speculated it would be the end of “The Spider’s” career, but UFC President Dana White says the former UFC middleweight champ will be back in the Octagon by year’s end.
Anderson Silva’s longtime manager Ed Soares gives some insight into the former champ’s situation following the devastating injury he suffered against Chris Weidman at UFC 168 last month. He believes Silva will make a full recovery and return to the Octagon, but also gives credit where credit is due.
After more than a decade of fighting MMA as a professional, The Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran Chris Leben (22-11) has announced his retirement. UFC fans may recall Leben quit on his stool between rounds following a brutal first round against Uriah Hall at UFC 168 back in December. The loss marked Leben’s fourth straight defeat.
After getting a leg kick checked by Chris Weidman at UFC 168, former long-reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s shin was snapped in half. “The Spider” fell to the ground in agony and was rushed immediately into surgery. As far as if Silva could ever regain the middleweight crown, it’s hard to imagine at this point — especially considering he’s already 38-years-old.
It’s that time! Time to check out the slow motion action from UFC 168. There were some great moments captured and who doesn’t like watching the faces jiggle after a big punch right? Check out some of the action here. You will notice that there is no footage of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva. Good.
Happy New Year! I was able to finally lock down Ronda Rousey’s 2004 Olympic Teammate and fellow Pro MMA Now Staff Writer Dr. Rhadi Ferguson to ask him some questions about Ronda Rousey and here’s what he had to say. Jack Bratcher: Dr. Ferguson, what is your assessment of Ronda’s last fight with Miesha Tate? … Read more
The Gracie brothers are at it again as they take a look at some of the fights that took place at UFC 168 and dissect them in a way only the Gracie’s can do. The first thing you see is Ronda Rousey’s camp reaction to Anderson Silva breaking his leg against Chris Weidman. They then take a look at Jim Miller’s submission win over Fabricio Cameos, Rousey’s second armbar win over Tate, and why Rousey refused to shake Tate’s hand after the battle was over.
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke just minutes after retaining her title against arch nemesis Miesha Tate at UFC 168. Rousey elaborated on her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan in which she spoke on why she respects Tate as a competitor, but also why she can’t shake her hand at this time. Also, she spoke on her thoughts of being boo’ed by the audience and why that doesn’t bother her as long as they are loud.