Anderson Silva Will Not Retire From UFC
By Rachelle Corpuz | January 6, 2014 7:31 PM EST
After his shocking leg injury, Anderson Silva will not retire from UFC, according to Jorge Guimaraes, his long-time manager.
Gimaraes has exclusively spoken to TMZ and revealed to the popular entertainment gossip Web site that UFC fans don't need to fret because the Brazilian mixed martial artist will return to the octagon ring.
"Trust me, he will be back," Gimaraes told TMZ. Silva had his second X-ray and everything looks great, according to his manager. "It was a clean break so the nerves are okay," he added. "He's already started physical therapy and he's moving his toes," Gimaraes noted.
Silva, himself, was reportedly also eager to find out when he will be able to train.
He faced Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 168. It was the second time that the two mixed martial artists came face-to-face in the octagon ring following their first meeting July 6, 2013 at UFC 162. Silva lost to Weidman in the second round of UFC 162, which ended his streak of longest title reign in the history of UFC.
Silva lost again to Weidman at UFC 168. Weidman has pretty much dominated the fight. It was reported that Silva may have already cracked his shin bone during the first round of the rematch after Weidman blocked one of his kicks. In the second round, Weidman blocked Silva's kick from the inside of his knee, resulting to one of the most gruesome injuries in UFC. Silva broke his leg as Weidman took home the victory.
Dr. Steven Sanders, UFC's resident orthopedic surgeon, performed an operation on Silva's leg and it has been conveyed that the operation was successful. A rod was put in place to make his shin bone stable. In general, it will take 3 months to 6 months for Silva to fully recover.
Silva's son has initially expressed his desire for his father to quit fighting. However, only Silva can ultimately determine and measure the exact condition of his body. He is the only one who can really decide if it is really time for him to hang up his gloves. Whether he wants to get back into fighting or not, we are hoping for his fast recovery.
Silva is currently on the road to recovery in getting his strength back in Los Angeles with his family.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Flight MH17 Attack: Russians Claim 'Putin A Terrorist,' Memorial at Dutch Embassy Overflows [PHOTOS]
- Typhoon Rammasun Claims 18 Lives in China, Incurs $4.32B Losses (PHOTOS)
- Ellen DeGeneres Caught Cheating with Mutual Friend Before Portia de Rossi’s Rehab – Reports [PHOTOS]
- Malaysia Airlines MH17: Vital Black Boxes Finally Land in Hands of Malaysian Authorities, Rebels Announce Ceasefire (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)
Join the Conversation
- $300 Million at Stake for Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Showdown
- Roger Federer is ‘The Greatest of All Time' - Novak Djokovic’s Coach Boris Becker
- Roger Federer Tops Forbes’ List of Most Financially Valuable Athlete; Maria Sharapova and Li Na Also Make the Cut
- Eugenie Bouchard Fires Warning To Serena Williams; She Wants No.1 Ranking
- Transfer News: Real Madrid Unveil Galactico James Rodriguez [PHOTOS]
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Apps Leak Online, Five Fresh Features to Expect from the Android Smartphone
- Moto 360 Price Speculations, Key Features, Strategic Release Date, Design: A Watch That is More Than Just Time
- Windows Phone 8.1 Update Rollout: 20 Nokia Lumia Phones Eligible and 13 New Features to be Added
- Google Nexus 8 Release Date Soon Along with 2 More HTC Android Tablets – Reports
- Three New Moto G Successors Spotted in FCC Document Dubbed Moto G2, Moto M and More --Reports
- iPad Air 2 Release Date Will Skip IGZO Panel; To Rollout with Super-Slim iPad Mini Air
- Upcoming iPad Mini 3 Could be 30% Thinner and Likely be Called iPad Mini Air; Apple Q3 Results Show 9% Decrease in iPad Sales