Don’t follow UFC? That’s okay. I’ll get you all caught up with just one (long) sentence: on Saturday night, Anderson Silva, probably the greatest MMA fighter of all time, pound for pound, was knocked out by Chris Weideman...immediately after taunting him.
The shocking manner in which Silva got laid out by Weidman didn’t just end Silva’s impressive 16-bout winning streak, or his equally impressive 10-bout title defense streak. It also called into question the guy’s character and, therefore, his MMA legacy.
Oh, and it was kind of hilarious. And, as is always the case when hilarious things happen in the world of sports, the internet didn’t waste any time churning out memes and images commemorating this particular moment in sports history.
What’s a meme, you ask? I’ll let you look up the full definition on Wikipedia on your own. For now, let’s just say they’re series of funny pictures with a recurring theme. And in this case, the recurring theme is the great Anderson Silva getting his lights punched out.
Take a look…
Missed the big UFC 162 title fight? Well, here's the most important part. As you can see, the great Silva very badly misjudged Chris Weidman's reach.
27. The Animated GIF
And here is a nice closeup shot of the moment Silva lost his UFC Middleweight Championship belt. Ouch.
26. The Closeup
If you know memes, then this one is familiar to you. If you're not familiar, you can read about it here.
25. Black People React
Unfortunately, it did not take any magical powers for Weidman to KO Silva. It just took a little too much hubris and a good stiff punch to the jaw.
24. Ryu Wins
Seriously, Weidman must be a fan of Rocky IV, right?
23. Rocky IV?
It's funny 'cause it's true.
22. I'm Sleep Tho
Brazil won the Confederations Cup, but they're MMA hero got embarrassed on Saturday. The Lord givieth, and the Lord taketh away.