December 29, 2013

Kick blocked.

"It's knee on shin, so when he goes to kick, you put your knee on his shin... It has happened in sparring and guys take a minute off and walk around, and at least it stops them from kicking you. To break someone's leg, I've never done that before. I didn't want to see Anderson get hurt like that."

But everyone's looking at the graphic pics/video of Anderson Silva breaking his leg.

27 comments:

Birches said...

Hadn't seen it yet. Now, I feel a little sick.

Kristian Holvoet said...

I used to train Muay Thai. It's odd, for the most part, after training a while, the bones get harder, and you learn how to take the hit. It often sounds like a baseball bat hitting a ball, but it doesn't hurt. But then, all collusion sports are like that. An untrained spectator hit by JJ Watts would be in a world of hurt, but NFL running backs take 50 or more of hits like that a game.

A break like that on the hardest part of the bone is really unusual, especially for an elite trained fighter. If it were me, I'd assume there was an injury there already, weakening the bone. It is much more common to break a bone in the foot / ankle when you take a block there.

CatherineM said...

OOOF! OUCH!

LL said...

Silva said he thought he fractured the leg earlier in the fight.

Michael K said...

That "sport" mystifies me in the age of the metrosexual. Is this vicarious masculinity ?

Carol said...

all collusion sports are like that

So you're saying this is like pro wrestling?

Humperdink said...

I wasn't going to look, but my curiosity got the best of me. In a word - gruesome. Lawrence Taylor/Joe Theismann redux.

Henry said...

Why did you link that?

Years ago I saw Joe Theismann's leg snap under the weight of Lawrence Taylor, live. I never want to see anything like that again. In replays. Slo mo. With voice over. Everyone so concerned. Here it is again. Sorry.

I watched some highlights of the Weidman/Silva fight and then stopped before the replays. Can anyone who watched the fight tell me: Did Weidman beat up on Silva before the leg break as thoroughly as the highlights suggest?

Carol said...

I watched, and I thought that guy's legs looked awful skinny, like some old lady's.

Could this be caused in part by some PED usage?

Christy said...

Not a fan of the sport, but that didn't look like a good kick to me. Anyone else think it was?

Back in the day when I was into competition (karate) I had a roundhouse to the groin blocked that way. I walked around for a week with a football sized swelling/bruise on the front of my leg. Looked like I was wearing my calf on the wrong side.

SGT Ted said...

Ouch!

Skyler said...

This is why the gun was invented. This type of fighting is necessary in a pinch, but a gun is much better.

Curious George said...

Not everyone. I won't watch it.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Everyone is asleep.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

If everyone truly wanted to see it, only the gentry could afford it.

This gets the racist fascists to subsidize it using your tax dollars.

Ann Althouse said...

How about the Packers game?

mrs. e said...

How about the Packers game?

Wild game - didn't think they'd pull it off, but they had us up off the couch at the end.

EDH said...

Carol said...
I watched, and I thought that guy's legs looked awful skinny, like some old lady's.

My first thought too.

But I'm not sure any amount of muscle/meat can prevent a shin injury like that.

I assume most of the strength/weakness has to be in the bone.

exiledonmainst said...

I have no desire to see someone's leg get broken. I hated watching Derrick Jeter's ankle break.

I'd rather dwell on the Pack's sweet, sweet victory. I was watching with 5 other people and we all leapt off the sofas and sailed into the air when the Packers scored the last TD. I came within inches of hitting the coffee table and breaking something myself.

Here's a fun video showing the Badgers' reaction to Cobb's TD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2RhMdOJKio&feature=youtu.be

exiledonmainst said...

Next Sunday - the 49ers at GB.

*gulp*

Bob R said...

I'm going to claim the title for the most gruesome injury I've ever seen. It was actually quite minor compared to this break or the Theisman break, but I dislocated a hip during a wrestling practice in 1973. The hip joint popped out of the socket and the leg was 180 degrees backwards with my foot over my head. It actually hurt less than a bad ankle sprain, but it looked awful. Guys were loosing their lunch.

They had to put me out to pop it back in, but recovery was easy (though I think it took a lot longer than they would allow today.) The worst part was when I'm lying on my back in the emergency ward with my leg in a sling over my head and a pretty nurse hands me a bottle and asks for a urine sample.

David said...

Ankle sprains hurt a lot, Bob, at least at the beginning. I'm sure yours did too.

Anga2010 said...

I wasn't looking at that and I didn't follow the link either.

It's not boxing and the ultra-violence aspect of it is appalling.

Don't support it.

Humperdink said...

It does surprise me this violent sport is permitted in the US.

My wife's cousin is a participant in this sport. At a family reunion I had an extended conversation with him. He loves it. Does it as a sideline, as he has a full time job. His spouse does not attend his matches. He does not plan to to retire anytime soon - he's 38. Fastest victory was a 7 second, one punch KO. He gets $5K for a win, $2.5K for showing up. Not for me.

damikesc said...

MMA is a legit sport and less damaging than boxing (fights are ended real quick if a guy isn't defending himself). This was a freak accident and likely ended his career, given his age of 38 and that his aura of being unbeatable is gone.

And no mention of Rousey, the best female fighter on the planet who became hated due to her appearance on Ultimate Fighter as a coach? She's the rare kind of dominant where her game plan is known (armbar for the submission) and she cannot be countered.

As far as injuries, closest I saw was a pro wrestler I 2001. If you have the stomach, look for Sid Vicious leg break.

Paul said...

I saw these photos a while ago. Muay Thai style kicking. Now image us regular folks doing that kick and hitting our shins against other's legs. Not so good,right?

And that is why I prefer the side kick to damage the other person's keg. That or a low spinning heel kick.

The shin bone is NOT MADE TO BE A CLUB.

And yes, I have over 30 years of the martial arts. And yes, I have a CHL and carry a gun to!

As for manliness, that is more of a philosophy than some stupes hitting each other in a ring.

A good man is to the right of John Wayne in mindset.

Humperdink said...

@Paul. If you have the opportunity, read the book: "How to win a fight". It is not what the title implies. It is about fight avoidance. I got it out of curiosity and then gave it my son. He has a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo. He found it enlightening.

http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Fight-Avoiding-Surviving/dp/1592406319/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388427890&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+win+a+fight