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.