Anderson Silva Posts Training Photo of Him Grappling, Says, “I’m Back”
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva posted a photo of himself back on the mats on Sunday saying, “I’m back.”
It’s unclear when Silva will actually be able to return to the Octagon, but he has indicated his desire to do so, and his manager
and UFC president Dana White both said they believe he will be back near the end of the year.
This latest post follows others that showed Silva’s steps to recovery, including him walking unassisted down a flight of stairs
and lifting weights just weeks after he broke both bones in his left leg during his UFC 168 bout with champion Chris Weidman.
Good news for Silva and his fans to see him back on the mat!
UFC will wait for UFC 173 outcome before deciding on Machida title shot
The initial indication from the UFC is that despite his UFC Fight Night 36 win, Lyoto Machida is not necessarily confirmed as the No. 1 middleweight contender.
Brazilian UFC official Grace Tourinho told MMAjunkie that the promotion is waiting for the outcome of an upcoming title fight between champ Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort at UFC 173 before making a decision on the next belt challenger. The event takes place on May 24 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena...
Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree on Structure to Bring Top Lightweight To Bellator
UFC Now Holds Right to Match Offer
Newport Beach, Calif. (February 14, 2014) – At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s best, including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Dave Jansen and a host of top lightweights from around the world.