Team Rousey reacted much like the rest of us — by turning away and crying out in horror. Ronda, who had just beaten Miesha Tate a few minutes earlier at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, covered here eyes and let out an "Ohhhhhhh!!!" at the top of her lungs when she saw the replay.
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The raw video was originally posted on Instagram by Rener Gracie. You can clearly see Ronda’s reaction was one of empathy — like, that could happen to any UFC fighter. Next to her, her mother AnnMaria De Mars, slaps her forehead, closes her eyes and looks toward the ceiling.
Yeah, that sounds about right. There were so many emotions when Silva broke his leg on Weidman’s check, but the first one for everyone was sheer disgust.
It was an awful visual and the thought that the greatest UFC fighter of all time could be done forever that way is basically heartbreaking. Imagine Michael Jordan visibly snapping his ankle in Game 7 of the NBA Finals? This is the equivalent.