Ronda Rousey reacted to Anderson Silva’s injury like the rest of us (GIF)

Ronda-Rousey-Anderson-Silva-reactionThe broken leg that Anderson Silva suffered during his loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168 over the weekend was one of the nastiest injury’s the sport has ever seen. If you have watched the replay of the moment where Silva snapped his leg, you must have a pretty strong stomach. In fact, it was so bad that even Ronda Rousey almost fell out of her seat when she saw it.

After retaining her UFC title by submitting Miesha Tate with an armbar, Rousey watched the Silva-Weidman fight in her locker room. A hidden camera captured her reaction to Silva’s broken leg. Rousey may be one of the toughest women in the world and someone who is capable of beating up men at movie theaters, but the flopping leg made her cringe like anyone else.

Rousey’s reaction was much more reasonable than the one we think we heard from Weidman’s corner.

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Did someone in Chris Weidman’s corner say ‘good, f— him’ after Anderson Silva broke leg? (Video)

Anderson Silva leg breakA video that’s starting to make the rounds on the ‘net seems to show that someone in Chris Weidman’s corner said “good, f— him” after Anderson Silva broke his leg in the second round of the fight between the two at UFC 168 on Saturday.

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Weidman seemed to win the first round of the fight and was up in the second when he checked a kick from Silva that resulted in Silva snapping his tibia and fibula. The broken leg led to Weidman winning by second-round TKO.

I listened to the audio several times and it sure sounds like that’s what someone said. Certainly the tone in which it was barked didn’t sound positive.

Though this video will likely come across as Weidman’s team being extremely disrespectful towards Silva, I’m going to give them a break on this. When you’re in the moment and in a heated fight like that, I think that’s almost a natural reaction. Heck, you saw Weidman running around the octagon in celebration until he realized how badly Silva was hurt. He stopped celebrating at that point and then showed some compassion for his opponent.

Bloody Elbow also notes that Weidman could be heard calling Silva a “disrespectful piece of s—” after beating him at UFC 162. Keep in mind that Silva was extremely disrespectful towards Weidman during the fight and actually lost because he was showboating and left himself open.

I think this video is going to make the people in Weidman’s corner look a lot worse than they are.

Anderson Silva suffers broken leg against Chris Weidman (Video)

Anderson Silva lost to Chris Weidman for the second time in a row, only this time it was due to a horrific injury.

Silva broke his leg trying to kick Weidman in the second round of their fight at UFC 168. Silva obviously was unable to continue and lost by TKO.

Anderson Silva leg break

After the fight, Weidman paid his respects to Silva.

“Regardless of what happened in this fight, he’s still known as the greatest of all-time.”

Silva had to be stretchered out of the arena:

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Anderson Silva suggests Steven Seagal’s influence on him overstated

Steven Seagal has been credited for being an influence on Brazilian MMA superstar Anderson Silva, but Silva downplayed how much of an impact the actor has had on his successful fighting career.

Steven Seagal Anderson SilvaSilva made his comments in English during a recent interview with Whoa! TV.

“Steven Seagal is good man. He no coach, no train me, but he is good man. He is a good person. That’s it,” Silva told Whoa! TV.

Silva was asked about supposedly being taught by Seagal how to do the front kick used to knock out Vitor Belfort.

“I trained front kick for a long time,” Silva said. “I started to train martial arts a long time ago. Steven Seagal showed me the movement, the little movement. I working hard on this kick for a long time in my life.”

This sort of matches what Silva said after the fight. Silva said after beating Belfort that Seagal helped him perfect the kick. Regardless, the friendship/association between the two became a popular subject matter for the future.

Seagal talked Silva up a whole bunch prior to Silva’s rematch with Chael Sonnen. He even got Silva a role in a police movie.

Despite all the hype surrounding the relationship, Brazilian fighter Demian Maia called it all a lie. The connection between Silva and Seagal might not be a lie, but if Anderson’s words are any indication, Seagal is not as much of an influence on the Brazilian’s career as we had been led to believe.

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Georges St-Pierre still thinks Anderson Silva is the best

Georges St-PierreEven though Anderson Silva lost in his last fight, Georges St-Pierre still considers him to be the best fighter in the world. The two are often mentioned in the same context along with Jon Jones as the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. There have even been calls from fans and media to have GSP and Silva meet in a superfight, though St-Pierre is unlikely to agree to that. That’s probably because of the weight difference between the two, and because of how highly GSP thinks of Silva.

“I still believe Anderson Silva is the best in the world pound-for-pound,” GSP said this week at the UFC World Tour in Los Angeles, via MMA Junkie. “It’s a mistake he made. He got beat by Chris Weidman. I believe it was a style match-up and he got caught.  I believe he’s the best in the world. Even the best can lose sometimes.”

GSP and Weidman are friends, so he was happy that his training partner got the win. But he learned a lot from the upset.

“When I saw that fight, you know, of course Chris Weidman is my friend and training partner, I was cheering for him and I thought he was going to win because the style match-up and he was very well-prepared. But it made me realize when I was watching that fight that even the best can lose sometimes.

“As much as I feel happy for Chris because it cannot happen to a better man than Chris Weidman, it woke me up to see Anderson falling like this.  As much as I feel happy for Chris, I feel sad for Anderson.  It can happen to anybody.”

St-Pierre is 24-2 and, like Silva, has a long winning streak going. He takes an 11-fight winning streak into his November matchup with Johny Hendricks. And it sounds like he will be completely on guard thanks to Silva’s stunning loss.

Demian Maia: Steven Seagal-Anderson Silva relationship is all a lie

Steven Seagal Anderson SilvaSteven Seagal’s relationship with UFC fighter Anderson Silva is all a sham, according to another fighter.

Seagal is an MMA fighter and instructor who developed a successful career in the movies. Though he is most known for being an actor, Seagal is knowledgeable about the fight game and was even credited with helping Silva beat Vitor Belfort by teaching him a devastating front kick. Though the relationship between the two has been a notable storyline in MMA the past few years, Brazilian fighter Demian Maia told a Brazilian TV station that the relationship is fake.

“It’s a lie. It’s marketing,” Maia said, according to a translation by MMA.tv shared by Bloody Elbow. “Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. He was down on his career and made it up again. It worked because he appeared in the media again. He never taught Silva anything … For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke.”

Allow me to call b.s. on Maia. Seagal said that Silva reached out to him in 2011. Was that just for marketing purposes? I’m sure marketing has a lot to do with it — Seagal has even gotten Silva into a movie — but why would it be so tough to believe that Seagal actually helped Silva with some moves? Maybe I’m a sucker and getting caught up in the story they’re trying to sell, but I do believe Seagal has helped Silva. I think Maia just has a negative thing with Silva after the way their fight at UFC 112 went three years ago.

Anderson Silva reportedly wants rematch with Chris Weidman

Anderson Silva Chris WeidmanAnderson Silva said after losing to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 last weekend that he was not interested in a rematch, but he may have already changed his mind.

According to Brazilian MMA reporter Guilherme Cruz, Lauro Jardim of Veja says Silva wants a rematch with Weidman for February 2014. Jardim is the editor-in-chief of Veja, which is Brazil’s largest magazine, per Cruz.

UFC boss Dana White said that he expected to have a rematch between the two for the New Year’s card, but Silva may prefer to push that back until the Super Bowl card.

Silva entered the UFC 162 fight having won 17 contests in a row, but he did not show enough respect to Weidman in the octagon. While Silva put on his customary show of ducking and dodging punches, he got caught by Weidman and was knocked out in the second round of their match. Weidman is a relative newcomer to UFC and 10-0 after his upset win. Sportsbooks have Silva has the slight favorite for the potential rematch.

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