In the first bout, former champion Anderson Silva played around too much and got his face broken by Chris Weidman. This is figuratively speaking.
In the second bout, Silva put the antics aside and still left a broken man. This time it's literally speaking.
Silva was expected to beat Weidman in the rematch, but the craziest part wasn't that the opposite happened. It was how it happened. The Spider attempted to comeback after losing the first round, when tragedy happened: His lower leg snapped when it hit Wiedman's shin on an attempted kick. So within a split second, a legendary career likely came to an end and Twitter was still unsympathetic. Here's some of its immediate reactions.
My reaction to Anderson Silva's gruesome injury. pic.twitter.com/rEOTb2r9Ge— #BeatDallas (@LakerOpinion) December 29, 2013
Dawg i don't watch UFC but I just seen Anderson Silva's leg sheiiiittttt— Escobar World Peace (@EscobarWest) December 29, 2013
Anderson prayed for like 20 mins, and God was like nah— Nice Guy Kech (@WTF_isOkechukwu) December 29, 2013
I Saw Anderson Silva break his leg and was like pic.twitter.com/yFxAuOUANP— Shizzy VI (@SuicideVI) December 29, 2013
Anderson Silva be like pic.twitter.com/QpVtNuRe1x— Shizzy VI (@SuicideVI) December 29, 2013
Anderson Silva wanna be that dude from Spongebob so bad bruh pic.twitter.com/NS1zFzO7Bk— AJ (@ImThatDudeWho) December 29, 2013
Gonna make sure that what happened to Anderson Silva's leg never happens to mine.. pic.twitter.com/pMvuR2JQUH— Justin Boening (@Jus10TheGreat) December 29, 2013
Anderson Silva wanna be Peter Griffin so bad... pic.twitter.com/8edsZwwIPs— Charles (@2kOverCondoms) December 29, 2013
Anderson Silva threw that kick and his leg was like, "nah"— Will Smiff (@Michael_1N_Only) December 29, 2013
These tweets about Anderson Silva aren't "funny" they are sad and cruel. It proves that you have no humanity, you should be praying for him.— Vanessa Gary✌ (@vanessa_gary) December 29, 2013
“@adanvasquez: Rose's knee. Romo's back. Anderson Silva's leg. Sick to my stomach.” >>> forgot Puig's speeding ticket lol.— Jeff Cohen (@JeffCohen610) December 29, 2013
Anderson Silva childish man pic.twitter.com/BdvYAKLcJ8— Magic Don Josh (@WorstTweetGawd) December 29, 2013
My reaction to Anderson Silva's leg.. pic.twitter.com/miJjC5Pb1R— SportsShitNooneSays (@SprtsShtNo1Says) December 29, 2013