Anderson Silva’s attempt to reclaim the middleweight championship from Chris Weidman at UFC 168 ended abruptly when he suffered a horrifying leg injury in the second round.
Silva, who is regarded by many as the greatest UFC fighter of all time, attempted a low kick on Weidman. The New York fighter checked Silva’s kick with his knee, and Silva’s leg snapped at the shin.
OMG! That was Joe Theisman like. Silva kicked Weidman and snapped his leg. OMG. That was horrifying. #UFC168
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) December 29, 2013