Resting comfortably with his family, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has a lengthy recovery ahead of him following a broken tibia and fibula suffered against Chris Weidman at UFC 168. While Silva reportedly is already questioning his surgeon when he'll be well enough to begin training, his 15 year old son, Kalyl, tells Brazilian outlet R7 he'd rather see his father walk away from competition. (via Google translate)
All respect for Chris to go out there and fight like a champion. Congratulations, Chris. It's your turn to be a legend. All the enemies are celebrating Silva and do not come to see me, is not my fault. But I want to see you do what he does. I hope he retires and go home because I'm tired of watching my father train every day, be gone for two or three months ... and a broken leg happens ... And as always you are my champion father. And once again, good job Chris.
With his son Kalyl pictured second from the right, Silva recently tweeted that he needed to be with his family to aid his recovery. If any faction could convince Silva to hang up the gloves, you'd have to assume it to be his family.
Thank you to all my fans and friends, I'will be better soon, now I need to be with my family to recovering better.. pic.twitter.com/RfD95fM2UR— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) December 30, 2013
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Vitor in Vegas. According to a report, the UFC is eyeing Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in Las Vegas to prove the 'Phenom' can still be licensed in Nevada.
Dirty technique? Some fans and media have taken exception to Weidman's controversial leg check.
It's Tuesday, so make sure to check out our final MMA Hour of 2013.
Rogan and Goldie review 2013 and look ahead.
Out of bounds by Weidman's corner?
ROAD FC's top submissions and knockouts.
Cat Zingano talks stem cell treatment.
Jon Jones teaching an MMA seminar in Russia. And another with Frank Mir, here.
Fedor vs Bob Sapp in arm wrestling.
Things got weird for Weidman.
UFC conference call: Anderson Silva's leg injury
No Anderson's last fight will not change my psychology towards kicking at all, that was just an extremely unfortunate situation— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) December 30, 2013
Contenders getting itchy.
Ill fight @RondaRousey in the @UFC with a blown ACL right now. I dont want to lose my opportunity. Ill take her at 100% or not & win— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) December 30, 2013
Of coarse it sucks. But there is no sense crying over it. I'm just going to do what I do and continue to fight hard, till I get my shot!— Alexis Davis (@AlexisDavisMMA) December 30, 2013
Probably not many guys getting away with this.
Thank you vindieseloff for both the kind words - and making me feel little for picking me up so easily... http://t.co/inOU1hcZ2L— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) December 30, 2013
@dc_mma let's do it— jimi manuwa (@POSTERBOYJM) December 30, 2013
The good life.
12 weeks of dieting. At least I can eat now @ Ruth's Chris Steak House http://t.co/RJlbiPoPbF— Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) December 31, 2013
Not sure about this one.
Itching to fight again. I have the perfect fight in mind. @arielhelwani @danawhite @RealRoyJonesJr @ufc— Chris Lytle (@lytleforindiana) December 30, 2013
@Mieshatate just woke up to see your fight. You did great, hope you get a third chance to break that bully.— MarloesCoenen (@MarloesCoenen) December 29, 2013
Head up, Kenny.
Apparently I'm "not allowed" to go into @VictoriasSecret by myself and massage the outfits on the mannequins while I sob uncontrollably.— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) December 30, 2013
Announced yesterday (Dec. 30 2013)
Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye at UFC 170.
Valdir Araujo vs. Tyler Stinson at WSOF 8.
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Graham Douglas.
The Ultimate Fighter is broken and here's why and here's the fix.
People go on and on about TUF and how bad it is. In fact the MMA "experts" often say publicly they don't watch or simply watch the fight and none of the other parts of the show. Is this a clue that something is broken? Frankly I've watched all the shows and all the episodes up until now. Fights every week? Bring it on. I have the cure for what's broken with TUF because there is a glaring problem in my opinion right now with the show.
A large flaw in TUF right now is that the cast doesn't often see the light of day after the show. A big deal? How about this. Why should I care about the show or the cast if the UFC decides to cut 90% of them at the end? Essentially I just invested in these fighters who won't be in the UFC anytime soon. To be honest, the past season was a tipping point for me. If they are casting the show that bad, then that need to be fix number one. Perhaps it's simply that there isn't the talent out there any more. If that's the case, then it's a very difficult fix indeed.
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