Sunday, December 29, 2013

How do you calculate the odds? or It was bound to happen

What seemed to innocently start out as a good luck wish ...


Turns excruciatingly braking true for the wish.e. (do not click the links if you squeamish easily)
Silva, after being decked by a first-round right hand by champion Chris Weidman, tried a second-round left kick that Weidman (11-0) blocked with his own left shin.

The impact of the contact broke Silva's lower left leg, bending it as he crashed to the mat and screamed in agony while Weidman was declared the repeat winner 1:16 into the round at MGM Grand.
What's puzzling to me is the neck breaking? speed of RT @TimReuben (the well wisher) is getting. At one point I tracked at over 100 a minute.

What is it?... A virtual rubber necking?... A desire to believe?

So how many imgurians just cringed to this?

13 comments:

Icepick said...
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Icepick said...

Not quite as disturbing as the Sid Vicious broken leg from the 1990s, but still pretty bad. Not hidden when viewed on a mobile device, btw.

AllenS said...

I watched a short video of this fight early this morning, but the kick wasn't in it. Silva was getting beaten before this happened.

Sixty Grit said...

And well he should have been beaten - he can't even spell the name of his home country.

That would be like not knowing how many states there are in the US. Makes you wonder about someone's intelligence and background, just sayin'...

Icepick said...

AllenS, Silva has often found himself losing in a fight only to win. He has had the best chin in the business for some time, and his resiliency has been a part of his legend.

AllenS said...

That's true, Ice, but Weidman knocked him out in their last fight. Also, maybe Brazil is spelled Brasil down there. You know how foreigners are. Italians can't even spell Italy.

Sixty Grit said...

I KNOW!!!

And those danged Frenchies have a different word for everything!

AllenS said...

Then there's Royce Gracie. They completely fuck up the R pronunciation.

Icepick said...

Weidman did knock him out in the first fight. That's also the first time that happened, and that after an old Silva offered him the chin and let himself get hit. Silva just got old, and eventually his buffoonery and a great young fighter caught up with him. He's still the GOAT, however, especially with GSP's recent disappointing fight and retirement. Maybe Bones will catch him eventually, but I doubt it

ricpic said...

Are there any Brazilians NOT named Silva?

Sixty Grit said...

Pele?

deborah said...

I don't care to watch, but I guess most of you have seen this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5g4-vXweO4

Icepick said...

The Gracie family and the Machidas. Other than that they're all Silvas.