The UFC fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman took an unexpected turn on Dec. 28 when Silva broke his leg while trying to kick his opponent — the only person he’d previously ever lost a fight to.
The break was gruesome and horrifying and led to some calling the incident the worst in UFC’s history. It is even speculated that the injury could end Silva’s career.
“There’s no real excitement in a fight finishing like that because you never want to see anyone get hurt like that,” Weidman says after the match.
Many took to Twitter to express their shock over the incident, including many celebrities. If you ever wondered which of your favorite celebs watch the Ultimate Fighting Championships, here is your answer.
Below is a collection of celebrity reactions to Silva’s leg breaking.
That was an awful thing to see. And worse to hear . #Silva
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) December 29, 2013
That slow-mo replay though… I have no words. #UFC168
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) December 29, 2013
Yikes! That leg…
— Max Thieriot (@maxthieriot) December 29, 2013
— Minka Kelly (@minkakelly) December 29, 2013
The collective scream in the room during that instant replay….. I mean!! Poor Spider! #UFC168
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) December 29, 2013
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! GAGGING…….. HOOOOOOOOOLYYYYYYYY……
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) December 29, 2013
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) December 29, 2013
I’m devastated for Anderson . Never want to see any athlete experience that . Argh ! So sad
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) December 29, 2013
— Odette Annable (@OdetteAnnable) December 29, 2013
Damn. Sad to see that happen to Silva!! Wow
— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) December 29, 2013
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 29, 2013