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If you don't want to watch the replays -- and trust us, unless you have a strong stomach, you really should stay away -- we'll sum it up for you: Anderson Silva's attempt at kicking Chris Weidman's leg ended in about the worst way possible. Weidman retained his belt, but the real story here is if Silva can make a comeback from his gruesome injury. That kind of injury isn't necessarily a career-ender, but it'd be a difficult thing to recover from even for a young man. Silva looked like he was evenly matched against Weidman before the injury, but at 38, his stellar career might have been on the downswing anyway.
Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:
Anderson Silva's heart didn't seem to be in his past few fights, but he might feel he still has something to prove after a second loss to Chris Weidman.
Weidman upsets Silva at UFC 162
"This is a moment that 50 years from now we'll still be looking back on it, having highlights of Anderson Silva's eyes rolling back in his head," MMA analyst Brett Okamoto said shortly after Chris Weidman knocked out longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the second round Saturday night in Las Vegas. It was Silva's first loss in UFC competition. Were you shocked by the outcome? What does the future hold for each fighter?