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UFC Statement about Anderson Silva injury at UFC 168

Las Vegas NV- On Saturday December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the highly anticipated rematch took place for the Middleweight Championship between the champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva. During the 2nd round, Silva would throw a kick and Break his leg stopping the fight and Weidman would win the fight by TKO (broken leg) and retained his Middleweight championship

Here is the UFC Statement about Anderson Silva:

“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.”