Manager: Erick Silva neither concussed, nor is his jaw fractured after UFC Fight Night 40 loss

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Some bruises and stitches, and that’s it.

Erick Silva came close to defeating Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati, Ohio, but "The Immortal" came back in devastating fashion and finished the Brazilian in the third round of an epic battle.

At the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White said Silva was rushed to the hospital with a possible concussion and fractured jaw, but turns out he’s "100 percent healthy" according to his manager Wallid Ismail.

"No fractures, nothing at all," Ismail told MMAFighting.com on Sunday. "He just got some stitches in the forehead, but the rest is fine. He walked out of the hospital on his own. He was just exhausted after the fight."

Ismail obviously expected Silva to beat Brown, and he wants his coaches to find out why he gassed so fast in the bout.

"We don’t know what happened, we don’t know if it was the rear-naked choke attempt in the first round," he said. "He’s really good, but something happened. We need to find out what’s the issue. His training camp was perfect, we have no excuses. He was great. He never cut weight that easily."

Silva got tired in his UFC 153 bout with Jon Fitch in a similar situation, after working hard to secure a rear-naked choke in the second round.

"I told him to never go for a rear-naked choke again," Ismail laughed.

The loss dropped Silva’s UFC record to 4-4, bouncing between wins and losses since his Octagon debut in 2011.

"That’s why MMA is so wonderful," Ismail said of the main event. "He almost knocked him out, but he came back impressively and won the fight. MMA is so exciting."

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