A month and a half after suffering a severely broken leg, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is already back in the gym and training.
As gruesome and grizzly as Silva’s broken leg looked in his fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 168, as harrowing as the raw footage of the incident was in UFC president Dana White’s recent video blog, the former UFC middleweight champion simply suffered a broken bone that will heal, and it has been improving at light speed.
According to a UFC report, Silva was recently photographed at his Muay Thai College in Torrence, Calif., while lifting weights, and walking down stairs without the assistance of crutches.
Silva has been adamant that he will return to fighting, and White has said that the prognosis is that Silva could be back in the Octagon by the end of 2014.
“He will be training in less than six months, and he will be fighting by the end of the year,” White said a couple weeks ago on SportsNation on ESPN2.
Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, agreed, recently telling MMAWeekly.com, “It’s gonna be a lot of physical therapy, but he’s in the right place. It might take a year, but I think no later than one year, he’ll be back.”
True to his form in the Octagon, Silva’s recovery outside of the Octagon is nothing short of astonishing.
— UFC (@ufc) February 8, 2014