By Czar Elcano, Sports Writer |
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS LEGEND Anderson “The Spider” Silva surprised a lot of people when his manager Ed Soares posted a video of him on Instagram hitting the pads. “The Spider” suffered a possible career-ending injury last December when he fought the UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.
In an ironic turn of events, what was regarded as one of Silva’s lethal weapons became his downfall: a hard leg kick that he threw was blocked by Weidman snapping the leg of the former champion resulting in a TKO loss and an announced six month rehab at least.
Silva was in crutches for two months and rumours were that he was not to step in the octagon once again, but roughly eight weeks after his surgery he’s back on the gym doing some light workouts for his upper body.
UFC president Dana White announced that Silva has been making remarkable progress.
“This is actually crazy; look at all the bone growth that he has in eight weeks ,sometimes you don’t see that kind of bone growth in people over a couple of years. Pretty crazy.” White said.
Silva posted this photo on February 20, 2014 saying “I will never stop !!! one day one step more …”
White assured the fans that Silva may be back in the octagon before the end of this year. Silva will try to live up to his promise after he lost his title to Weidman in July.
“I have at least 10 more matches in me,” said Silva, and the fans are surely looking forward to those.
Anderson Silva currently holds a record of 33 wins and 6 losses. He is the only fighter in UFC history to hold the UFC Middleweight Championship for an unprecedented 14 consecutive wins in the span of 7 years. He’s already proven himself to be one of the best fighters in modern sport history.