All Chris Weidman had to do was block a fairly standard kick from challenger Anderson Silva to end a fight barely into its second round, as reported by Breitbart.com on Dec. 29, 2013.
During the first round of the much ballyhooed UFC 168 held Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, Silva threw a left leg kick at the pride of Baldwin, NY, as Chris Weidman basically blocked the Brazilian’s kick with his own right leg.
Arguably with bone and muscle the density of Toledo steel, Silva’s leg snapped like a twig from the immovable object that is Weidman’s right leg.
Reportedly, Silva never even realized how badly he was injured until he attempted to take a step in the grotesquely broken limb.
According to MMA Manifesto, the winner of the bout actually took home less money than the loser.
With $6,200,000 taken at the gate, challenger Silva limped back to São Paulo with a hefty $600,000.
Nicknamed “The All American,” the Hofsrta University graduate’s share of the gate stands at $400,000 ($200,000 to show and a $200,000 win bonus).
Despite Silva the odds on favorite to win, the defending Middleweight champ appeared confident draped in an American flag as he entered the octagon to Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”