Anderson SilvaFormer UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva appears to be one of the pound-for-pound best outside of the Octagon as well as in it.

Surprisingly, less than five months after the gruesome leg break that he suffered against Chris Weidman at UFC 168, Silva has already been cleared to return to full training with no restrictions.

Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday following an initial report by MMAJunkie.com.

It’s still very much up in the air as to when Silva will step back in the cage.

“(Still) not sure when he will fight, but he has been cleared to train,” Soares responded when asked about his client’s status.

Silva broke both bones in his left leg when Weidman checked the former champ’s kick in their Dec. 28 match-up. Silva immediately crumpled to the mat in obvious agony. He was rushed to a local Las Vegas hospital and had surgery within hours of the injury.

He has made a miraculous recovery, consistently posting photos and videos of his progress on Instagram and other social media platforms.

Within weeks, Silva was walking without crutches, lifting weights, hitting the heavy bag, and then grappling.

While many pundits quickly began to question whether there was enough left for the already legendary fighter to achieve to drive him to return to the Octagon, Silva has steadfastly stated that he will return to fighting. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

UFC president Dana White has consistently targeted the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015 for his fighter to return, but thus far, Silva hasn’t put any sort of firm timeline on his comeback.

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