UFC News: Official statement on Anderson Silva

Posted in: MMA / UFC News
Dec 30, 2013 - 10:10 AM

UFC issued the following statement regarding Anderson Silva to

"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." 

Powell's POV: During the UFC 168 main event, Silva threw a kick that was checked by opponent Chris Weidman, causing Silva's leg to flop. The fight was stopped immediately, and Silva was clearly in a tremendous amount of pain. It was a haunting and depressing end to an otherwise highly entertaining event.

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