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Anderson Silva Out Until Early 2011 With Rib Injury

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 08:  (L-R) Anderson Silva battles  Forrest Griffin during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 101: Declaration at the Wachovia Center on August 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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Jason SchielkeCorrespondent IAugust 9, 2010

According to a report on tatame.com.br and translated by fightersonlymagazine.co.uk, Anderson Silva suffered a rib injury in the first round of his bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117.

According to Silva's Jiu-Jitsu coach Ramon Lemos, after the first round Silva went back to his corner saying he broke a rib and that he could not take a deep breath.

His trainer told him to forget about the rib and work his movement and look for the triangle. As we all saw, that was good advice.

After the fight Silva was taken to a local hospital for X-rays, which revealed that he suffered a cracked rib.

Ramos stated, "Anderson is expected to return in February or March. We have not talked, but he has to take care of injuries...He is no longer a boy, he is 34 years old."

Lemos also said that the fight “was worthy of a champion. Whoever thinks Anderson is only sharp in the stand-up now has to more careful when taking him down…on the floor he is increasingly dangerous!”

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