They were just over a minute into the second round, when Anderson Silva threw a low kick and it all ended for a while for him in UFC. An impressive fracture of the tibia and fibula in his left leg ended the fight, and Chris Weidman again beat him. The Brazilian, legendary MMA champion, who holds the record for 16 consecutive wins (with 14 finishes), underwent surgery and recovered to return to the octagon. As if that were not enough, his first fight after the injury was at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against Nick Diaz, who has not fought since his loss to Georges St-Pierre in March 2013.
“I did the same training I do for all fights. But the only part that changed is that for three months I have put a lot of emphasis on my left leg, I did physiotherapy, kinesiology, “was what he reported. Anderson Silva Infobae a few years ago. Clearly this marked him forever in his career, taking into account that he was resentful of the area and could never recover the power he had with his kicking punches.
“The Spider” made a special preparation to be able to overcome the double fracture of the tibia and fibula and return to the octagon, but preferred not to speak of that moment. “It is part of my past, I am happy to come back because I haven’t fought for a year, I am very excited, it gives me a new opportunity to show my work, it is for my fans that I get on the octagon”, he added to his sayings. The image was terrible and it was repeated for years and years. In fact, it is still remembered in the present.
A historical fracture
Silva He also explained that the injury did not change his way of fighting at all, although later on in the octagon he did look a little more careful with his kicks on that leg: “It is the same for me. I will fight in the same way that I had been doing, with my style and my technique. I actually trained more. I think I am stronger and faster now, “said the Brazilian at the time. Although it did not go through the same again, in 2019 it was close. He kicked his rival and could not continue due to pain in that place.
In addition, the South American was confident, at that time, in being able to beat Diaz at UFC 183 and have a new chance to go for the belt at the middleweight. “If Dana White (president of the organization) says that I am going to have a shot at the title, I am going to fight,” the fighter closed. Silva, 45, currently faced 39 Diaz, 32, in the stellar bout of that event. The winner was just Anderson Silva, who showed to be the same or better than before his injury.