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UFC 168 injuries and medical suspensions: Anderson Silva benched six months after shattering shankbone

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Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear (besides the obvious) following the carnage at UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" this past weekend in "Sin City."

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Post #1   12/30/13 3:28:54PM   

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It says 6 months for Anderson Silva but it'll be a long time if he does try to come back. I personally don't think he'll come back.
The most similar injury is Corey Hill. From the time this injury happened it took him 25 months to fight again. The only difference is/was Corey was 30yrs old and Anderson is 38yrs old and was already considering retirement soon.

Post #2   12/30/13 4:00:50PM   

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He's going to retire. Thats a shitty way for him to go out. And thats a shitty injury to battle back from. Sucks to see one of the best MMA fighters ever finish his career like this.

Post #3   12/30/13 4:30:29PM   

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The article says he could be back in 90 days if cleared by a doctor.

I'd be surprised (and very happy) if he returned at all.

Post #4   12/30/13 6:33:03PM   

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I always used to be the guy to call Anderson a dick head for his antics inside the octagon until Chael Sonnen came around and handed him his first beating inside of the octagon and I thought to myself after Silva pulled off the miracle submission "this sucks, I would have wanted Chael to win but this is what he ( Anderson) needed." Since that fight I actually began liking Anderson a little bit and respecting his greatness inside of the cage and in front of our eyes. Even tried mimicking some of his moves when I'd workout on heavy bags or in sparring. With that said, it was sad to see a great like him go out the way he did last Saturday night. Seeing the injury then him falling back holding his leg screaming. Then reading Ariel Helwani's tweet about "Anderson's backstage painful screams." That was hard to see/imagine in my head. I honestly hope he does retire though. What more does the man have to prove? Has money, rock star status in Brazil and worldwide, labeled as the greatest of all time.

Post #5   12/30/13 7:47:37PM