The UFC middleweight title ended in dramatic fashion Saturday night when Anderson Silva suffered a cringe-worthy leg injury, collapsing to the ground and losing to Chris Weidman.
Anderson, 38, broke his shin on a kick to Weidman’s knee less than 2 minutes into the second round at the Las Vegas event, the New York Daily News reports. The 38-year-old Brazilian’s shin was bent to a 90-degree angle while Weidman uncomfortably accepted his UFC 168 belt.
“There’s no real excitement in a fight finishing like that, because you never want to see anyone get hurt like that,” Weidman said.
Weidman (11-0) defended his title for the second time over Silva (33-6), who left the MGM Grand Garden on a stretcher. Silva enjoyed seven years as reigning champion of the middleweight division before Weidman upset him at UFC 162 in July.