UFC 168 was billed as the biggest event in UFC history. The sports greatest fighter rematching the only man to ever beat him. The UFC was poised to put on a spectacular show with two title fights and important matchups.
By the time the main event rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman was set to begin, UFC 168 had already delivered what fans had hoped to see. Then came the most shocking and gruesome end to a UFC fight in the promotion’s history.
Long time Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, broke his leg in gruesome fashion when a leg kick was perfectly checked by Chris Weidman. Silva’s shin collided with Weidman’s knee, causing his leg to snap in half. Silva immediately hit the canvas, screaming in agonizing pain. Luckily, Silva was rushed into surgery, which was done by the UFC’s Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steven Sanders. The surgery was a success and Anderson is currently rehabbing.
Since the injury, Anderson has promised to return to the Octagon, stating that he has unfinished business. In the video above, watch Anderson’s first interview since breaking his leg at UFC 168. He does the interview in portuguese, but it is subtitled.