Erick Silva has a wounded ego, but not much else.
"Indio" took control of fellow welterweight Matt Brown in the main event of UFC Fight Night 40, which took place last Saturday night (May 10, 2014) inside U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, but was unable to seal the deal, which allowed "The Immortal" to roar back and secure a violent technical knockout finish on FOX Sports 1.
The Brazilian had to be immobilized inside the Octagon and paramedics took him from the scene by way of stretcher. There was talk at the UFC Fight Night 40 post-fight press conference (watch it here) that Silva has suffered a concussion and perhaps even a broken jaw.
Manager Wallid Ismail provides an update (via MMA Fighting):
"No fractures, nothing at all. He just got some stitches in the forehead, but the rest is fine. He walked out of the hospital on his own. He was just exhausted after the fight. We don't know what happened, we don't know if it was the rear-naked choke attempt in the first round. He's really good, but something happened. We need to find out what's the issue. His training camp was perfect, we have no excuses. He was great. He never cut weight that easily."
From UFC President Dana White:
Erick Silva came back with a clean bill of health and can fly home 2 morrow!!! :)— Dana White (@danawhite) May 11, 2014
While he's in no danger of being released, the loss leaves Silva at just 4-4 inside the Octagon.
As for Brown, he's now secured seven straight wins at 170 pounds -- with six finishes -- and could be one fight away from a title shot. To watch his epic war against Silva from last night's broadcast click here and to see all the UFC FIght Night 40 results and play-by-play click here.