Anderson Silva Posts New Training Picture: I’m Coming Back

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva continues his recovery from a broken leg that he suffered at UFC 168. The bout, which took place on December 28, 2013, was Silva’s attempt at regaining the title glory that Chris Weidman had stole from him at UFC 162.

‘The Spider’ recently posted a video of himself walking down stairs, and also back in the gym lifting weights. The latest update from Silva is a picture of himself training grappling on the mats, as he posted to Twitter:

Estou voltando-‘I’m coming back’. Any doubts about Silva’s motivation to return to MMA are surely a thing of the past, but his ability still remains in question. We are unlikely to see how the injury has impacted him until fight night, but Silva seems very keen to get back on the horse.

With the middleweight championship being defended by Weidman at UFC 173, against a very dangerous Vitor Belfort, Silva’s return bout is unlikely to be a title shot. Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo Souza both made their claims for a title shot at UFN 36, so what would make sense for ‘The Spider’s’ return? Surely a top five bout is on the horizon?


22 Comments

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    Mike Drahota

    February 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I doubt he comes back to anything other than a title shot. I can't help but wonder if he's trying to do too much, too soon, but he is a legend, so we'll see.

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    Brasil

    February 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

    That picture is such a brilliant marketing piece…that "just do it" in the background fits the hole history perfectly……The goat is making some cash for sure on this one…..Nicely done!!

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    adobostreak

    February 17, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Estou voltando.

    Translation: "iBack"

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    highkick12

    February 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

    It seems like this injury lit a fire under his ass, and I can't wait to see him back in the octagon.

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    Ivy

    February 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    "I no back, I too old now, I injure leg, I no sleep well, I lose heart, I no penis too soft". Some of the many excuses his nut huggers will be giving him to use when he returns and begins his Fedor-like skid towards retirement.

    Weak away, but you know I'm right.

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      mmauk

      February 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      I'm one those Silva Fan boys but I gave you a funny anyway.

      When I first Joined Lowkick I was just like you telling the Fedor fan boys the same things. I can't remember what year it was but it was around the time Justin TV were still streaming UFC and old Pride fights. I just never had that love for Fedor and was baffled by how blind they were.

      I have to be honest and ask myself if I'm blinded the same way they were, and I don't have answer just yet, I guess Silva will do that for me when he comes back.

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      falcon4917

      February 17, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Kinda like all the Silva haters sayin for 8 or 9 years he's gunna lose this time for sure and then finally after his prime he loses and they all chime about how they knew he wasn't the best.

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    shax

    February 17, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Dana will give him roy jones jr in a boxing match. Giving his leg time to heal and to get rid of any ring rust

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    cranestyle

    February 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    By definition, an accident is "a sudden event that was not planned or intended". http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accident

    So, the only way Silva breaking his leg qualifies as an accident is if Weidman did nothing to cause it to happen. For example, if Anderson broke his shin when Chris was flat-footed, it would have been an accident.

    But Weidman intentionally checked the kick which means, BY DEFINITION it wasn't accidental. Did Weidman intend to break Silva's leg? Okay, no, that would be silly.

    But he did react to an attack with a defensive response. And sometimes, checking a kick will break someone's leg. If you really power the kick, like Anderson does, the odds are better. If you have a long, slender frame like Anderson does, it's even more likely.

    Patrick Cote lost to Silva at UFC 90 because his leg gave out, and there wasn't even checking involved, so if you believe that Anderson lost by accident, then I guess you also believe that win was an accident, and will adjust the Spider's won-loss record accordingly.

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