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Photos of the Day: The Nogueira’s and Anderson Silva Visit Fabio Maldonado in the Hospital


(“You got punched where? And by who? I’m not sure I understand.”) 

If anything, UFC 153 provided us with several entertaining moments to confirm what we already knew, or at least hoped, to be true:

1. This Anderson Silva guy is for real.
2. This Glover Texmexamerica guy is also for real. Look out Page.
3. Jon Fitch is in fact capable of entertaining a crowd. (fight it….fight it…)
4. This Jiu Jitsu stuff works.
5. Fabio Maldanado is the closest thing to a zombie this earth may ever witness.

That last lesson came at a price that Maldanado will likely pay down the line in terms of brain function, but who needs brains when you have to special order your underwear to hold your massive balls? And if there’s any country out there that appreciates as gritty a performance as Maldonado gave on Saturday, it’s Brazil. And while they rallied around fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira’s solid performance against Maldonado, they were quick to support their fallen comrade as well.

So in an effort to support Maldonado’s incredible display of heart, fellow UFC 153 participants/Brazilians Anderson Silva and Antonio Nogueira (along with Lil Nog) paid Maldonado a visit in the hospital. Tears were spilled, laughs were shared, and we’re pretty sure at least one of them fired up the grill, so check out the pair of photos and let us know who you’d like to see Maldonado fight next now that his UFC future is safe for the moment.

-J. Jones

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Buster Hyman- October 17, 2012 at 1:37 am
the only way he can out tough that performance is to let rhonda rousey arm bar his boner while cyborg sits on his face and not tap
Clyde- October 16, 2012 at 5:19 am
Glad to hear he's not getting fired as well. I think Dana was just thinking like the doctor was and saying "I think he's been through enough for one day". And the fact he protested the stoppage was crazy, it's as if he was thinking, "he's getting tired now, I've got hime right where I want him..."
baldbeard- October 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm
Maldonado has to be the most durable bastard I've ever seen. I'd like to see him drop down to 185, but no one can deny that dude is game.
Gobbleston- October 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm
I'm not really clear on why it was stopped though. I've seen waaaayyyyy worse cuts before allowed to continue. Are they just cracking down on not letting fighters die? Don't get me wrong; there were many many excellent reasons to stop that fight. But that's happened before and the fight's carried on.
FightZen- October 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm
That picture will haunt my nightmares...
Kid Clam Curtains- October 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm
That Maldonado fight may have been the first time I was hoping the ref would stop the fight early. That GNP was so ruthless. I actually hoped he would tap to that arm triangle.

Maldonado and Wagner Prado both should cut to 185 IMO. They both looked small and a little soft for 205.
Fried Taco- October 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm
@Casa - Anderson told him to grab his nuts and cough.
Casa de los pantelones- October 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm
1) Why is he grabbing his junk while Anderson plays around on him, dangerously close to his man boobs?

2) Why didn't the group of Brazilians visit Glover after the fight, he's Brazilian too...maybe his hands hurt.
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