Bas Rutten Comments on Anderson Silva’s Broken Leg, Recovery and Loss to Chris Weidman
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.01.2014
And Silva possibly coming back to fight...
- Bas Rutten recently spoke about Anderson Silva breaking his leg at UFC 168. Here are the highlights…
On The Injury & Silva Returning to Fight: "If he's , still a young age, and he takes enough calcium, I would say it should be OK – if it's a clean break. I don't know whether it's a complicated break. So let's first wait and see.
I broke a guy's shinbone once by accident with an inverted heel hook, and he was out for 13 months. "He was eight months, and then he got an infection in that leg. Without an infection, he should be OK in six months. Let's hope they keep it clean. "You build your muscles because you're breaking your muscles down, and they come back stronger. It's the same with bone. If you break your shin at the spot where it heals, if it heals correctly, it will never break again."
His Thoughts on Silva vs. Weidman II: "I thought Anderson was going to do it," he said. "I looked back at the last fight, when he started stopping the takedowns and then he got overconfident, and I thought, ‘Well, he's not going to get confident right now. He's going to take care of business, just like with Chael Sonnen.' "I have to say, though, that Weidman did really good. He rocked him in the first round. It was a really good fight. If [the injury] had happened in the first round, it would have been, ‘Yeah, I don't know.' But he did a great job, and that's why he's the champion. It's not a great way to win, and also for Anderson, it's not a great way to lose."