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?

  • 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.

    • I doubt it too… if not, it'll be #1 contender fight. I think it all depends on how things are tied up at the time of his return. I don't think he's doing too much too soon. They're most likely adapting his training to his current physical ability.

    • he is doing too much too soon. we've seen what happens to guys when they try to rush their recovery. GSP, cruz, pettis.

    • @Mike D….I agree with you, Uncle Dana and Lorenzo will be offering the title fight to whoever is going to make them the most money on a PPV card…Who doesn't want to see what Silva can do post injury???

      • Does he deserve a title shot? Definitely. However I believe the best thing for him, and just about any body in his position, is to get a "tune up fight".

  • 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!!

  • Estou voltando.

    Translation: "iBack"

    • He better be careful with that, Apple might claim copyright infringement! Lol

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

  • Ivy

    "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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      • Ivy

        Well the UFC kept giving him cans to fight/beat so the Silva-haters couldn't be right.

        • Whoa, you really need to go back and look at hwo he defeated and how and then compare to other fighters even Jones that fought some of the same guys. The timer is going off you better get up.

          • Ivy

            I didn't say they were all cans. Compared to Jones and GSP, Silva has had it easier. Had he faced the level of competition they had to, he'd have lost the belt long ago.

          • I buttt hurt, I sad…j/k I never liked Silva anyways.

          • GSP did nothing but face 1 dimensional fighters until Condit and Hendricks.

          • Bar the undersized BJ Penn.

  • 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

  • By definition, an accident is "a sudden event that was not planned or intended".

    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.

    • Doh! Posted this in the wrong story. My bad…

    • Yes the Cote fight was an accident.