Over the weekend former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title holder Anderson Silva broke his leg early into the second round of his fight against the current champion Chris Weidman, thus losing the match and grossing out countless fans. The former champion lost the fight due to this abrupt injury, allowing Weidman to go home with the belt once again. The footage of this injury has circulated around the Internet and helped create another viral video: the reaction video.
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Here is a great mashup video of fans (including UFC's current Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey) watching the fight, seeing Silva's leg turn into some sort of silly putty, and then reacting. We should warn you that though the video does not include the graphic footage of Silva breaking his leg, it does include plenty of foul language and people shouting "Oh." So turn the volume down before watching and make sure your headphones are in!
Silva reportedly cracked his shinbone in the first round of the fight, which eventually led to the early "K.O." ruling in round two when that shin bone gave out.
"There's no real excitement in a fight finishing like that, because you never want to see anyone get hurt like that," Weidman said.
Before losing his title to Weidman in July of this year, Silva held the longest title reign in the history of the sport. Silva's Mixed Martial Arts career is most likely over, though reports claim that he was asking trainers just hours after the match when he could start training again.
After the win, Weidman told the Los Angeles Times "I knew that he could hurt me most with the leg kicks. We trained checking the kick a lot. The idea is to pull your leg and for the shin to land at the knee. That's exactly what I did and I felt his leg go right away."