Jul 6, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chris Weidman, blue shorts, defeated Anderson Silva (yellow shorts) in their Middleweight Chamionship Bout in the second round with a TKO at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Weidman Knocks Out Anderson Silva (Video)

One of the most stunning moments in professional sports took place today when Anderson Silva’s seven-year reign as the UFC middleweight champion came to an end thanks to some powerful blows from undefeated challenger Chris Weidman as he knocked the champion unconscious.

Silva was toying with Weidman, but that finally came back to haunt him after Weidman landed the fight ending combination.

When you are competing at the highest level of the sport, you can’t get careless and let your guard down. Silva was showing Weidman no respect and the challenger showed the world why everyone had him as the man that could take down the champion.

It was a shocking moment in the sport and one moment that will go down in history.

Here is video of the shocking finish that ended the reign of Anderson Silva:

We could end up seeing an immediate rematch between the two fighters, but Silva said that he had no interest in fighting for the belt again. “I’m tired,” he said.

However, we know that fighters often say things from left field because the emotion takes over.

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  • Arthur

    I can see him fooling around like that as an excuse to avoid fighting Jon Jones, where he would be embarassed even if he was fighting in all his seriousness(?).

    Anyway, I hope he retires for good, his fallacy took way too long to end.

  • AnAn7373

    Josh, Seton Hill or Seton Hall University?

  • Liam Hayes

    His clowning finally caught up with him. He showed his opponent, his fans, his students and even the sport no respect with his clowning. Yes I know it’s part of his tactics, to get inside the heads of his opponents and force them to act rashly, but it’s still disrespectful and stupid and I’m REALLY happy that it finally backfired on him. His little speech at the end almost seemed like he was trying to plant the seed of suspicion that he threw the fight so he could relax a bit. That’s absurd. He still has his students and his coaches and his sponsors to honor, so that’s not even a possibility. He also didn’t just lose, he got humiliated. I’ve been waiting for this a long time… either this or for him to apologize for his foolishness and show the sport, and his opponents, the respect it deserves.

  • Adam Best

    Heart. Is. Broken.