Side-by-side pic: Tyrone Spong and Anderson Silva broken legs at GLORY 15 and UFC 168

Left: Photo by Scott Hirano for GLORY. Right: Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea for USA Today Sports

Under normal circumstances, it would be a huge compliment to be compared to Anderson Silva. Not this time.

When Tyrone Spong shattered his shin in the main event of GLORY 15, which took place last Saturday night (April 12, 2014) inside Ulker Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, fight fans were quick to compare it to Anderson Silva's broken leg back in the UFC 168 main event last December in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Now we know why.

Spong watched in horror as his leg folded up on a checked kick against Gokhan Saki in the GLORY 15 main event. Unfortunately, he differs from Silva in that it was not a clean break, and according to this report, will be returning to Florida for emergency surgery.

Get all the gory details right here.

Silva was already back up and walking around less than two months after his surgery and with any luck, Spong can enjoy a similarly speedy recovery. Obviously, this puts the kibosh on his planned return to World Series of Fighting (WSOF), expected to take place in July.

For all the GLORY 15 results and play-by-play click here.

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