There may not be a much lower point in a fighter’s career than when they get the call that they’ve been released from their UFC contract.

To that same point, there may not be a better feeling of elation than getting the call to come back just a few weeks later.

Those are the highs and lows that light heavyweight Brandon Vera felt over the last several months, but now he’s back in the UFC and ready to begin his second life.

Following his loss to Thiago Silva in January, Vera was released from the UFC. Vera went 7-6 overall in the Octagon, but lost his last three fights.

The release didn’t last long, however, after his last opponent, Thiago Silva, got caught up in a possible positive drug test for their fight. Silva is still awaiting word from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the results of his testing, but Vera has already been given new life by the UFC.

“He is excited to fight, whenever they are ready for him,” Vera’s manager, Matt Stansel, told MMAWeekly.com about his fighter’s return to UFC action.

The California based fighter is still healing up from injuries sustained in the fight with Silva and his manager stated ‘almost’ when asked if he was ready to return to action.

With a renewed lease on his UFC life, Vera will undoubtedly have a lot of pressure on him when he returns, but now that he’s tasted, even if only for a moment, what life outside the UFC is like, he will fight for his right to stay there.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Vera’s return to the UFC when his next fight has been booked.

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