Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lit up the FOX Sports 1 airwaves last Saturday night (May 10, 2014) with an insane welterweight main event between Matt Brown and Erick Silva, which took place inside the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
It was a bloodbath (highlights here).
After the fight, most mixed martial arts (MMA) fans (and pundits) were celebrating Brown's triumphant technical knockout win over Silva in the third round of their "Queen City" headliner, which is probably why no one noticed that "Indio" was still down for the count.
And wasn't getting back up.
In fact, things started to get a little uncomfortable by the time the paramedics arrived. Not only was Silva immobilized, he was taken from the arena on a stretcher and transported to the local hospital, still covered in blood after Brown busted him open with multiple blows.
Sherdog's Greg Savage was on the scene:
Savage provides context via Twitter:
Erik Silva is still down in the cage as Matt Brown talks with Jon Anik. Will see what we can find out about his condition. Silva still being worked on in the cage. Lights have been dimmed and he is still laying in the cage with people surrounding him. The ambulance gurney is being brought to the Octagon door. Looks like they are prepping him to transport to the hospital.Backboard is in the cage and they have immobilized Silva. He's on the backboard and on his way out of the cage.
We'll be sure to bring you an update on Silva's condition just as soon as it becomes available. It should be noted that "Indio" took over 100 punches to the head in less than three full rounds, according to the UFC on FOX "Fight Trax" stat sheet.
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