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MMA Fan Tells Anderson Silva To 'Break A Leg' On Twitter...and Then It Happens

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Jordy McElroyCorrespondent INovember 11, 2016

Claudia Sonnen can finally rest easy in knowing that her son Chael is no longer the most hated man in Brazil. That honor now belongs to Australian actor Tim Reuben, the man who inadvertently jinxed Anderson Silva.

Adopting the old adage in showbiz, Reuben sent a tweet to Silva on Saturday morning encouraging him to "break a leg" in his rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168. He even followed up with a clever zing at the end for good measure.

After sending his tweet to Silva, Reuben likely went on with his day excited about the middleweight championship bout that would take place later that night. He had just given Silva his vote of confidence in what was branded as the biggest rematch in UFC history.

Imagine Mr. Reuben’s surprise when Silva actually broke his leg in the fight.

Weidman, who had made preparations during training camp to stop Silva’s leg kicks, checked an incoming kick in the second round with his knee, shattering Silva’s bone in half.

Immediately upon contact, Silva dropped to the canvas like a sack of potatoes clutching at his left leg and screaming in agony.

On Sunday, the UFC released an injury update stating that Silva had broken his left tibia and fibula.

The cruel irony of this unfortunate incident leaves plenty of sympathy for Reuben along with Silva. After reading some of Reuben’s Twitter responses, he may want to consider steering clear of Brazil for a while. Hell, it might be best for him to avoid all MMA events and the South American continent entirely.

Being referred to as the man who jinxed Anderson Silva is definitely not a good look.

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