Nowadays, it's tough for mixed martial arts fans to go to any corner of the Internet without running into an Anderson Silva update.
Whether it's a training session, workout video or a documentary of how "The Spider" eats his Fruity Pebbles, the MMA world has grown accustomed to hearing and seeing everything the former champ goes through.
As arguably the greatest fighter of all time, Silva encompasses a mass following similar to that of Muhammad Ali. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that his physical and mental rehabilitation creates a gravitational pull so strong it hurts.
This recently uploaded video on Silva's Instagram shows the 38-year-old jumping back into the grappling game. It comes on the heels of a mid-February tweet that also showed him doing work on the mat, accompanied by a simple message: "I'm back."
While it appears as if Silva's left leg—the very same leg he snapped on Chris Weidman's knee back in December at UFC 168—is extended and immobile for the most part, it's a welcome sight for anyone entranced by his inevitable return.
It's going to take several more mat sessions to test the overall strength and dexterity of Silva's rod-enforced leg, but any start is a good start considering the severity of his injury.
As long as Silva remains patient, understands his limits and surrounds himself with the very best trainers and physical therapists around, time is just a minor hurdle he has to clear in order to reassert his dominance.
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