Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman scarred Twitch chat after he paused a replay of his fight against Anderson Silva at the worst possible moment.
On April 3, Weidman took over UFC’s Twitch account to talk with fans and rewatch some of his classic fights – including his two championship bouts against Brazilian legend Anderson Silva.
First, he watched his first battle against Silva at UFC 162. According to Weidman, he was “pissed off” by Silva’s lackadaisical style, which left the Brazilian fighter open for a knockout blow.
“I’m excited, I’m in shock and I’m pissed off,” the All-American said before explaining how he went over to his defeated opponent and demanded they have a rematch because he didn’t like winning the way he did.
Weidman next watched his UFC 168 rematch against The Spider and absolutely sickened Twitch chat by pausing at the lowest point of Silva’s career.
In this fight, the American checked a leg kick by Silva which caused his left fibula and tibia to break.
“When you’re emotional, you don’t set things up right,” the UFC fighter said as he watched round 2. “And it doesn’t work out good. By the way…”
Right there, the 35-year-old paused the match VOD just at the moment where his opponent’s leg brutally snapped.
“Oh God, I paused at the wrong time,” he exclaimed, visibility disturbed at the scene. “Guys, try not to look at the leg right now. Damn!”
At this point, chat was freaking out over the pause, saying the image was hurting their eyes.
As the pause remained, Weidman explained how he looked a lot better in this fight than he did in the last one where he scored the knockout.
“I looked slow and labored with everything. I was nervous, you could tell. This fight was way simpler because Anderson Silva had his hands up. There was no surprises. You’re used to seeing that all the time,” he revealed before finally unpausing.
As fun as it was to relive these moments with one of the greatest fighters in history, hopefully the next time a UFC star reviews matches on Twitch they pause at times that won’t cause viewers to squirm.