Wanderlei Silva was hit by a automobile whereas using his bicycle in Curitiba, Brazil, on Wednesday night time.

In an interview with Tribuna, the previous PRIDE champion revealed he suffered a fracture on his proper foot and was left with abrasions on his face. The person supplied assist and drove Silva to the hospital.

“I might even have died if I wasn’t sporting a helmet,” Silva advised the newspaper. “Individuals must be extra cautious in site visitors. It’s arduous to journey bikes in Curitiba.”

That is not the primary time Silva was hit by a automobile in his hometown. In Could 2016, Silva was sufferer of a hit-and-run after leaving the gymnasium on a bicycle.

“That made me rethink my life and made me develop lots,” Silva mentioned on the time. “Reside effectively as a result of it’s over quickly. God bless you — and if you happen to’re using a motorbike, use a helmet as a result of we by no means know after we’re going to wish it.”

Silva hasn’t fought since a 2018 knockout loss to Quinton Jackson in Bellator. The 51-fight veteran advised MMA Preventing in Could he was interested by coming again to motion for a doable naked knuckle boxing conflict with Mike Tyson or a MMA rematch with Vitor Belfort.