Video: Former UFC champ Anderson Silva is sparring again


As we reported this past week, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been cleared to resume training after his recovery from a broken leg. Check out the video footage from one of his first sessions.

The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), Brazil’s regulatory MMA body, recently announced that Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) had been cleared to train. The Brazilian confirmed the decision and said he was ready to go full speed in the gym.

Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), who lives in Los Angeles, has been sidelined since late December. In UFC 168's main event, he suffered a gruesome leg break when Chris Weidman checked a kick and forced a TKO stoppage, which marked his second straight win over the former long-reigning titleholder.

Silva plans a return to the sport, likely in 2015. We recently asked some MMA notables about his timeline, including Weidman:

The progress “The Spider” has made since the break has been fairly phenomenal. In early February, he walked down stairs. Midway through the month, he posted a training photo online, saying that “I’m coming back.” Eight weeks after the injury, he already was hitting pads.

Silva has been back in the news again recently – though he’s never been far from it – when UFC President Dana White said he was interested in putting together a fight between Silva, a middleweight who occasionally has fought up at light heavyweight, and Nick Diaz, a veteran welterweight who’s been on the sidelines since March 2013.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 8 days ago
  • 50 views

The countdown has officially begun for former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s return to the cage. On Tuesday, the MMA great hosts a press conference for his long-awaited return fi read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 8 views

Former middleweight champ Anderson Silva will have a UFC press conference at 1pm ET. Watch it live here on BloodyElbow.com read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva held a press conference in Brazil on Tuesday talking about his injury, his comeback, and much, much more. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says that he has never seen former middleweight champion Anderson Silva as motivated as he is. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 15 views

Watch the UFC press conference featuring former middleweight champion Anderson Silva streaming live on MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 86 views

Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will discuss his upcoming showdown against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 and much more Tuesday afternoon. The video above will begin at 1 p.m. ET. read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

Former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva says it’s safe to say the champion is back. It’s probably also safe to say he’s returning with a bit more humility. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 21 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva knows a thing or two about cheaters. The man spent nearly half his UFC career fighting opponents who had failed some sort of screening for performance read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 16 views

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva offered a startling statement regarding his immediate future with the UFC upon his return. Since announcing his return to professional competition, Ande read news >>