Wanderlei Silva was just lately hospitalized after he was hit by a automobile in Curitiba, Brazil whereas he was taking a leisurely stroll on his bicycle. On account of the accident — the second prefer it in 4 years — “The Axe Assassin” spoke to Sherdog and provided up some photographic proof of the injury.

Except for a fractured foot, Silva suffered extreme injury to his proper eye and cheek after the impression despatched him flying out of his bicycle and into the pavement. Wanderlei — who was sporting a helmet — detailed the near-death expertise.

“My life was saved by the helmet for the second time. I suffered an identical accident in 2016 however this time a minimum of the automobile driver didn’t run away. He stopped to assist me,” mentioned the previous PRIDE FC Middleweight champion.

“The primary one was inexperienced,” he mentioned of the 2 cease lights he was making an attempt to navigate when the accident occurred. “However I can not [be sure] if the second turned crimson within the course of.”

In 2012, Silva tragically misplaced his father after he was concerned in a horrific automobile accident in Brazil.

Silva’s accident comes on the heels of the information that he could possibly be in line to face off in opposition to boxing legend Mike Tyson in a naked knuckle struggle underneath the Naked Knuckle Combating Championships (BKFC) banner.

These potential plans will clearly be placed on ice, as “The Axe Assassin” will want a while to heal from his accidents, which may have been quite a bit worse had he not been sporting his protecting gear.