Anderson Silva’s son wants his dad to stop fighting
Kalyl Silva, the teenage son of Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), has his dad’s long limbs and an apparent knack for striking.
Prior to the ex-middleweight champ’s title defense against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, his son hit pads before reporters. In the final scene of the documentary “Like Water,” he was seen doing some light sparring with his father.
The young Silva could be a future legend. But right now, he wants the legend closest to him to hang up his gloves.
Surgeon Details Anderson Silva’s Surgery, Expects Full Recovery
Dr. Steven Sanders, who performed the surgery on former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s broken leg in the early hours of Sunday morning, detailed the procedure and recovery process during a media conference call on Monday.
Silva broke both the tibia and fibula in his left leg during the UFC 168 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 28 when champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick. The fractures occurred about equal distance from the ankle. Sanders described the injury as “fairly severe,” and the leg was stabilized inside the Octagon...
Dana White on UFC 168’s Bobby Voelker: ‘He’s 0-3, and he’s not going anywhere’
Bobby Voelker hasn’t won a fight in 27 months, and he’s winless in three UFC tries. But for now, his job is secure.
At Saturday’s UFC 168 event, Voelker (24-11 MMA, 0-3 UFC) fought through a leaky nose, blood-splattered eyes and a storm of fists from fellow welterweight William Macario (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) to hang on for three rounds. He suffered a lopsided decision loss via 30-27 scores, but it seemed a footnote to otherwise gritty performance.