Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has been cleared to train again and to compete within the Octagon.
Silva was last seen in December when he broke his leg in his rematch with Chris Weidman to capture back the UFC Middleweight title. It's an incredible recovery from Silva, coming in just five months. It was expected that the treatment would take double the time than it has.
Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Silva's manager Ed Soares said:
“We’ve talked with the UFC, and we’ll see what they come up with.”
There is no doubt that the former pound for pound king will be looking to capture back his Middleweight title. Silva stupidly show-boated in his first bout against Chris Weidman leading to a TKO loss, the broken leg in the second fight forced the end.
Although he will not be granted an immediate title shot, there are plenty of contenders at Middleweight for 'The Spider.' A fight with Michael Bisping in London could be a very lucrative bout.
Silva has spent time in the British isles before when fighting in Cage Rage. Further, there is no doubt Vitor Belfort will want revenge for his Front Kick knock out at UFC 126 and believes he can beat his fellow Brazilian. Belfort will be out for a few more months when adjusting to the new TRT rules.
Another fight that still makes a lot of sense is SIlva versus former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. This could be a huge super-fight in the UFC. Although it will not have the same hype as when both were dominant champions in the company.
Whoever Silva meets, it will pull huge PPVs. 'The Spider' is one of the most exciting fighters within the UFC with his accurate striking and brutal knock out power. He is still one of the UFCs most iconic fighters and is sure to bounce back to greatness.
UFC President Dana White is aiming Silva's return for at the end of the year or the beginning of 2015.
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