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Coming into the night of UFC 168, Anderson Silva was seeking to avenge his loss to Chris Weidman and reclaim the Middleweight Championship. Instead, the fight ended with a gruesome injury which had many wondering if he would ever fight again.

When Anderson Silva threw a leg-kick with his left leg, Weidman checked the kick and Silva’s shin snapped in two. The result is an injury considered to be one of the worst in MMA history.

From UFC:

“Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s orthopedic surgeon, inserted an intramedullary rod into Anderson’s left tibia. The broken fibula was stabilized and does not require a separate surgery. Anderson will remain in the hospital for a short while, but no additional surgery is scheduled at this time. Recovery time for such injuries may vary between three and six months. Anderson is deeply touched by the outpouring of support from his fans and the entire MMA community. There has been no immediate decision about his future, and he would kindly ask for privacy at this time as he deals with his injury and prepares to return home to recover.”

For those of you who have morbid curiousity, we’ve got some pics of the occurrence, including an animated one that stirs my stomach.

Enjoy… at your own risk.

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