Anderson Silva Defeats A Staircase

December 28th and UFC 168 seem like eons ago, but it’s only a mere 40 days past. On the night and at the event, legendary MMA fighter Anderson Silva took a nasty fracture to his left leg and with it, many thought Silva’s career over.

However, the wizard of 185 has let it be known that he wants to come back to fighting (boxing & MMA) and more importantly, he wants to do it as quickly as he can. As such, the former middleweight champion has been working diligently on his post-surgery rehab. Armed with a new titanium rod in his leg and the best medical attention money can buy, Silva looks to be well down the road to his ring / Octagon come back.

As proof of such, this afternoon Silva released a video of him defeating a flight of stairs. Although he comes down the stairs in a stop-start manner, taking each step one and a time and with both feet on a stair before he takes another, it is nonetheless, remarkable.

‘The Spider’ looks and moves no differently than someone might, had they sustained a bad sprain or deep muscle bruise. He’s easily under his own power and descends the stairs without even using the banister. Again, it’s remarkable when we think of what he looked like 40 days ago.

In considering his progress, it’s not inconceivable that Silva will, as UFC President Dana White said a week or so ago, be back and fighting before the end of the year.

If this proves to be the case and the (then) 39 year old fighter wants to come back, and that he’s healthy enough to do it, then truly it would be glorious. Love the man or hate him, Silva must be respected for his talent and charismatic fighting style, and if respected then appreciated. For as great as he is, no fighter wants to go out as Silva did.

He is the greatest stand-up fighter the UFC has ever seen and weather he goes out as champion or ranked challenger matters not. What does matter is that Silva has an opportunity, if he wants it, to end his career with a more fitting and suitable highlight-reel moment, than that which he now has.

The question for Silva in terms of coming back will be what does he want?

Will Silva come back in search of his title or simply fights? More particularly, will he come back to the Octagon at all?

Silva has stated his intentions to return to the ring, but that’s in regard to boxing Roy Jones. Regarding his return to MMA, Silva has been more qualified in his answer regarding his Octagon declarations, stating “it’s not only up to me.”

No matter what the champ elects to do, fans are sure to be glad to see him up, mobile and starting to look like his old self. Again, it’s remarkable given his condition just 40 days ago.  


8 Comments

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    IGMBurninPiff

    February 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    He's simply superhuman and this finally proves it. j.p but really happy his rehab is going so well.

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      Brian Cox

      February 8, 2014 at 12:11 am

      It's a beautiful thing.

      I don't care if he comes back. He's up and he's okay. He's a champ in life and the most record of all UFC fighters, his point is proven.

      I hope he gets to do what his heart desires.

      Wins or losses are no longer important. His record doesn't matter. None of it matters. I'm just glad to see he's okay.

      I salute his egotistical, brilliant, can't speak English, charming, charismatic, tick me off, disingenuous, can't touch him, devoted dad and husband, wanted him to lose for years, oxymoron, leaves me on the horns of a dilemma, can't help but love and respect him….superstar self. /

      Way to go champ!

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    PukeVomit

    February 8, 2014 at 2:06 am

    look at his face in the very end. he doesn't look that happy.

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    Fractured orbital

    February 8, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Happy to see Anderson healing up. But to see Anderson limp like that is quiet sad !!

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    NateDogg

    February 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    The picture at top makes me cringe a little bit. I doubt he will do a jump like this ever again.

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    Brasil

    February 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    A tear just ran down my face……..beleive it!! You are the GOAT Anderson!!

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    falcon4917

    February 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Happy for him. Nice set of steps he has there.

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