It was less then two months ago when Chris Weidman utilized the ancient martial arts technique known as “checking a kick.” The result was a gruesome injury, where Anderson Silva’s leg turned into what looked like jello. It’s odd that other fighters haven’t “checked a kick” before. Maybe Chris Weidman will turn into the Royce Gracie of “checking kicks.” There were kids all around the world watching that fight, much like UFC one, there was one thought going through their head and that is “I want to check kicks.” By my estimation, we’ll see kids who have been using this technique their entire life, it will be like how BJJ was in the early days of MMA, how wrestling was there after and how sprawl and brawl was after that.
Anderson Silva the man who was the losing end of the revolutionary technique has recently began to walk without crutches. The time table for his return has been extremely vague. I certainly hope he has a speedy recovery, if only because he’s the best dressed person in MMA.