According to a Jan. 12 post from MMA Fighting, hard-hitting Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva (33-6) admits he has had trouble sleeping since suffering a broken leg during his UFC 168 fight with Chris Weidman.
Silva, 38, says he hasn't slept much since being discharged from the hospital.
"When I landed the kick I heard a loud noise, the sound of a bone breaking, and the pain was huge. And since I left the hospital, I can’t sleep," Silva said. "It’s really hard. I think about it, and I wondered why. ‘Why, my God, I had to go through all this?’ I wonder which message He’s trying to teach me at this moment."
Despite the injury, Silva plans to return to action before long.
"The only thing I was thinking was ‘is it over? Will I walk again?. I was scared that I wouldn’t walk again," Silva said of the injury he suffered during UFC 168. "Many things were going through my head at that moment. I’m 38 now, and I will be 39 in April. That’s what I’m afraid of, but I’m confident that I will. I will be back.
"(You should stop fighting) when you feel you need to stop, when your body and head says that. I think I still have a lot of things to do. I don’t plan to stop now. I’m getting stronger every day, and I will be back soon."
Silva also said he doesn't consider his loss to Weidman a legitimate defeat. He doubts the broken leg he suffered was due to any real training Weidman had.
"I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do," Silva said.
"No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight."