Anderson Silva Releases Statement After Suffering Injury in Loss at UFC 237

By Cole Shelton May 13, 2019

Anderson Silva had a rough night on home soil at UFC 237, as the former middleweight champion suffered an apparent leg injury after absorbing a leg kick from Jared Cannonier in the opening round of their co-main event bout.

Following the loss, the legend took to Instagram to release a statement on the fight in his native Portuguese (translation via

Until the limit. Pain is your friend. It shows you are not dead yet. They say that great symbols become great targets, perhaps. But the most important thing is to not victimize yourself. If you fell, get up. If it’s broken, fix it. No giving up or thinking that you can’t because you lost a battle. There is one saying, I will go until the end and the more they pressure me, the more I will want to go until the end. There’s nothing wild that feels sorry for itself. An old lion surrounded by hungry hyenas, crazy to devour him and he still fights to the death without ever feeling sorry for himself. And it won’t be different with me. Strength and honor.

Silva has yet to comment if he will continue to fight, although his post seems to indicate that he is not yet ready to retire. “The Spider” has won just one of his last eight bouts dating back to July 2013.


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