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Anderson Silva Back in Gym Following Gruesome Leg Break

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Back at UFC 168 Anderson Silva suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in recent history.  The injury came when Silva threw a leg kick that was checked and made contact with the knee of his opponent Chris Weidman resulting in Anderson breaking his leg.  A lot of fans including myself speculated whether Silva at 38 years of age would be able to make a comeback to the sport at all.  Silva though has been very adamant about his return to the UFC in conversations with Dana White and in a true testament to his will to compete, Silva sent out the following picture:

Silva has also apparently told Dana White that he is determined to fight again before the end of the year.  While how his leg reacts to full on training remains to be seen, nobody can question the determination of Silva as he makes such huge strides just six weeks following his injury.  Regardless of whether or not he is able to make a full return to fighting, his place as one of the greatest fighters in the history of the UFC has already been cemented.

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3 Comments on Anderson Silva Back in Gym Following Gruesome Leg Break

  1. That’s great news. Wishing him the best of luck in his recovery. Hopefully he can achieve his goal of fighting again before the end of the year.

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  2. Certainly hoping for the best, I just hope he doesn’t try and rush back. I know his family wants him to hang it up but he seems dead set on honoring the rest of the fights on his contract which I believe is either 7 or 8. He signed a big 10 fight contract a couple years ago and nobody really expected him to fight that long mainly looked at it as being symbolic of him saying he’d stay with the UFC. Silva though has always said that he fully intended on honoring the full contract and with his recent comments that still seems to be the case.

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  3. I don’t think anyone in the world would hold it against him if he retired. I wish him all the best, but with the severity of that injury I just don’t know how smart this is. Dude’s got nothing left to prove, and aside from his last two fights, he was far and away the best fighter in UFC history.

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