Anderson Silva: My knee is doing very well thank you


Brazilian media giant OGlobo reported yesterday that UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva said he had injured his knee in training, but noted that there will be sufficient time to recover before the July 7 rematch with Chael Sonnen, who has been relentelessly tormenting the Brazilian.

In characteristic fashion, the UG went off in various convoluted directions from "the sky is falling on his knee" to "the Brazilianer is already starting with the excuses already."

Silva reiterated that the knee is going to be fine.

Anderson Silva ‏@SpiderAnderson

Gennnteeee meu joelho vai muito bem obrigado!!!! , fiquem tranqüilos dia 7 de Julho estarei cumprindo meu trabalho.osss

(Peeeopleeee, My knee is doing very well thank you!!!! Rest assured, on July 7 I will be doing my job. Oss*)

The tweet was accompanied by an image showing the knee in action:

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*Oss is a term used in karate to communicate variously “I understand," “sorry," and "hello."

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Kirik site profile image  

5/29/12 4:43 PM by Kirik

Very cool explanation. I never formally studied Okinawa orginating martial arts. I thought Oss and Osu were different, with the first being kind of an Aloha, and Osu meaning cowboy up or something like that.  

Nick Fury site profile image  

5/29/12 4:39 PM by Nick Fury

Sonnen is in his head again.

swany site profile image  

5/29/12 4:12 PM by swany

I get a feeling something is gonna happen an this fight will fall through , no idea what it is but I hope I'm wrong

jkd4200 site profile image  

5/29/12 1:12 PM by jkd4200

OSS=The second definition of "OSS", also known as "ossu" ( it doesn't matter how you spell it in English), means Oshi Shinobu, which conveys the idea (the literal translation has nothing to do with the context) of "persevering when pushed", or in other words, never give up, have determination, grit and withstand the most arduous of training. Carrying on without giving up, under all kinds of pressure - that's the idea of inner strength so common in Asian culture.Therefore, at the start of a fight, the martial artist will shout, invoke, emanate the "OSS", as a way of letting this sentiment out. In many sources, "OSS" is defined as a manifestation of ki energy, or in other words, a different kiai (strength), indicating one is ready to fight.According to Miyamoto Musashi, in the book "Go rin no sho" (Book of the five rings), the samurai would use three types of shouts: one before combat, the second during combat, when attacking, to muster greater strength (kiai), and the third after the fight, to celebrate victory or bemoan defeat."Oss", beyond demonstrating strong spirit and determination before a fight, is also used to suggest or confirm a piece of information. Thus, whenever a Sensei asks or informs of something, the response is "OSS!" It is the response that will signify understanding or confirm understanding.

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5/29/12 1:08 PM by jkd4200


kinson site profile image  

5/29/12 12:20 PM by kinson

I still think this fight won't happen.

preston1287 site profile image  

5/29/12 11:56 AM by preston1287

Silva by Flying Knee.

Romney Care site profile image  

5/29/12 11:52 AM by Romney Care

War Silva! Show Sonnen's jaw how well ur knee is.

bram site profile image  

5/29/12 11:42 AM by bram

I'm not a religious man but THANK GOD!!!