Anderson Silva's rehab from the devastating injury he suffered at UFC 168 is going incredibly well.
So well, in fact, that it looks as though Silva is training on the grappling mats.
Along with a photo he posted on Twitter, "The Spider" had a message for MMA fans.
In English, the words simply mean, "I'm coming back."
Silva famously said "I back" prior to his UFC 168 rematch with Chris Weidman, making it clear that he wasn't retiring, which he initially led fans to believe following their first meeting at UFC 162.
Weidman controlled the first round of their UFC 168 fight. The contest ended after Silva's leg snapped when the champ checked a leg kick from the Brazilian. The injury was gruesome and left many people wondering what the future would hold for the former titleholder.
It's a definite improvement from the video released a week ago, which showed Silva walking down a flight of stairs with a noticeable limp.
Managers Jorge Guimaraes and Ed Soares, along with UFC President Dana White, all believe Silva will compete in the Octagon again as soon as he's able, according to TMZ, Sherdog and MMA Junkie, respectively. However, per MMA Fighting, Silva seems pretty set on facing idol Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing bout prior to returning to MMA.
Despite the fact that Weidman has two victories over Silva, it wouldn't be a big stretch to see "The Spider" in the title picture even if Weidman is still champion when the Brazilian returns.
He'll likely have to take a No. 1 contender fight, but with an anti-climatic finish at UFC 168, there's still money to be made in a Silva-Weidman III fight.
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