Anderson Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion who lost in devastating fashion to a freak leg injury during UFC 168 against Chris Weidman in December, gave an update Thursday
“I will never stop !!! one day one step more … Finishing my training,” he tweeted, posting a photo of him lifting weights in a gym.
Silva, who is currently rehabbing his gruesome leg injury, also posted a training photo doing grappling with a partner on his Twitter.
He wrote, “I’m coming back,” according to a translation.
A week before that, he posted a video of him walking down a flight of stairs. And on Thursday, Silva uploaded another Instagram video of him walking around.
Both UFC President Dana White and Silva have stressed he’s coming back to fight.
“He’s going to heal great,” White said this month, reported MMA Junkie. “He’s going to come back. The bone will be stronger. If you blow your ACL, you’re out for a year and three months. Rehab is gruesome on the thing, and you don’t know if you’re going to perform the same way. He broke a bone. He’s going to be good.”
Silva recently admitted that he was “terrified” after the leg break.
“When I first saw that my leg was broken I was terrified. The pain was a very disturbing thing,” he said. “I didn’t know if it was an open fracture or not so I asked the referee to put my leg in place as fast as possible.”
Silva also said that he doens’t feel that Weidman, the current champ, actually beat him.
“Did he beat me? No. I think what happened was an accident, [if I had not been hurt] I’m sure I would have beaten him. I’m clearly sure about it,” he said. “If the UFC think they must give me another chance with him, then I must [prepare] myself to be able to fight him.”