MMA Junkie described the injury, which will probably end the 38-year-old Brazilian’s career, as “one of the most gruesome breaks in UFC history.”
Jayne Kamin of USA TODAY Sports captured the Silva kick that snapped his own leg:
The immediate result was the end of the fight midway through the second round and excruciating pain for Silva:
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