Silva starting to roll on surgically-repaired leg


It was roughly eight weeks ago that Anderson Silva broke his leg at UFC 168 when Chris Weidman checked a hard inside leg kick. Last week Silva posted a video of himself walking unassisted without crutches, and his manager Ed Soares posted this video of Silva doing a light pad work out. His progress has been remarkably fast and today he posted another video, this time of him starting to grapple:

Silva has himself said that he would like to return to the UFC as soon as possible and this weekend UFC President Dana White said a 2104 return for the former champion is definitely possible.


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StevetheWeasel site profile image  

3/3/14 12:55 PM by StevetheWeasel

LMAO.I'm glad to hear he'll be back, but I have to admit 90 years is a long time to wait. Better not to rush it, though, I suppose.What do you suppose a Pay-per-view event is going to cost by then?

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

3/3/14 12:42 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Oh man, take it slow Silva, please.You do not need to rush.When you come back, the entire world will be waiting and at a fever pitch.These guys have a hard time turning "It" off, I think.

stonepony site profile image  

3/3/14 11:46 AM by stonepony

His leg will be stronger than it ever was before it broke/healed. But you're right. It's got to make a fighter gun shy. Hell, that break will probably effect Lyoto's plan of attack against CW.

Rambo John J site profile image  

3/3/14 12:27 AM by Rambo John J

I did not feel right until I knew he was in at the hospital. that shit is not cool bro. Props for getting good doctors. Don't let him come back too soon though. He should just chill for a year or so. IMO

stonepony site profile image  

3/3/14 12:19 AM by stonepony

Thank you Dana White for immediately getting Anderson to the best possible doctor available. Something we have seen happen over and over and over.I'll probably get voted down for that, but, whatever.

Rambo John J site profile image  

3/3/14 12:14 AM by Rambo John J

Horrible thread Title OP.   Voted Down. Sounds like he rolled his surgically repaired leg.  He just had it put on backwards. Not a good look man.  Pick your game up bro.

KneeToFaceKO site profile image  

3/3/14 12:11 AM by KneeToFaceKO

Good on him.

Knockoutimus site profile image  

3/3/14 12:04 AM by Knockoutimus

I totally agree that Silva, at least seemingly, loves his job more than GSP. He has more of a "warrior spirit", yes it's true. GSP has always come across as a little weak mentally, Jackson had to big brother him a lot in the corner during fights. I still think in pfp theory, a prime 185lb natural frame/weight GSP beats a prime 185 same frame/weight Silva more times out of 10. GSP has the most effective style in the history of the sport, proven by his incredible streak of rounds won, against great competition none the less. Silva has that "greatness" and "awe' factor, because the things he does reminds you of a movie action figure; but GSP is more "effective" and I just don't see Silva being able to stop GSP in true pfp theory. Luter, Hendo, Sonnenx2, Weidman x2, fights against Lietis, Cote and Maia and that Asian guy who submitted him are all contributing reasoning to my thoughts on this.

D241 site profile image  

3/2/14 11:21 PM by D241

While I agree that more emphasis should be put on all around ability and skill plus many other aspects, Mario Luigi's bring up does have merit.   Anderson Silva lost twice in a row to a younger guy, 2nd time having his leg snapped in half. Instead of bowing out, he used his championship will and warrior spirit to immediately start rehabbing to immediately start training. A younger GSP just got tested for the first time in a while, having 3 unconvincing wins against Shields, Diaz, and Hendricks, is deciding to retire.   Anderson has been on top just as long if not longer than GSP, and is seemingly more determined than ever to fight, and avenge his last fight. That's something at least worthy of noting in my opinion.   Regardless, Fedor > Anderson and GSP

Knockoutimus site profile image  

3/2/14 11:17 PM by Knockoutimus

Having the ability to heal fast and be mentally motivated to redeem two losses in a row does not add merit to a pfp discussion. Winning fights in dominate fashion in every aspect of a martial arts fight, showcasing all around ability and skill is what should be considered. If you take fighter A and fighter B and theorize who's skillset would outperform the others if they were exact same weight, in a natural sense.... That's the idea behind pfp. In my humble opinion, GSP out points Silva in a 5 round fight more times than Silva catches GSP with a Ko finish.... Again this is in pfp theory where GSP is exact same frame and weight that Silva is. In real life if they would have fought, GSP would have been a bit too small to fully utilize and impose his wrestling ability and Silva would have finished him; but if GSP was Sonnen's or Weidman's size, then GSP wins.