Anderson Silva’s bid to get back the UFC middleweight title from Chris Weidman ended in disaster for the UFC Brazilian fighter. Silva's gruesome injury put the look of pain on his face immediately as he lay on the floor of the ring. He broke his leg and went through emergency surgery to have a rod implanted to stabilize his left tibia, according to ABC News on Dec. 29.
Anderson is slated for a short stay in the hospital, but it is the recuperation period that is lengthy for an injury like his, which is three to six months.
UFC president Diana White said a few words about Silva’s injury last night. He wouldn’t rule out the 38-year-old fighter ever returning to the ring, but he did say that it would be “a tough thing to come back from.”
Silva holds the record for the most consecutive wins in the UFC with 16. He is considered one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time.
"Silva threw a leg kick that Weidman checked with his left knee," breaking his leg. The surgery to repair the break was a success, reports Dr. Steven Sanders, the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery on Silva. There are no other surgeries scheduled at this time for the fighter.