On December 28th of last year, the MMA world was shocked when Anderson Silva, the perennial #1 pound for pound fighter in the world broke his leg in half after throwing a kick at Chris Weidman. Not only did this happen in front of tens of thousands of people in watching the fight live, but on a massive Pay Per View card that millions were watching. Though Weidman was the champion, Silva was still considered the more dangerous fighter during the matchup. All of that was gone in the blink of an eye as Silva's leg buckled beneath him and he cried out in pain.
Weidman walked away with his hands in the air, victorious in defending his title, but it could be seen that even in victory, seeing that happen to Anderson Silva did not sit quite right with him. Silva's age and career had both fans and media members skeptical about his return to the sport. At 39 years old, could the scene of Silva attempting to hold his leg together, writhing on the mat, be the last we see of the greatest MMA fighter of all time?
In a few days it will be exactly 5 months since Silva gruesomely broke his leg. He has kept his fans posted on his progress via social media, showing off 15 second clips of his progress. First walking, then moving down stairs. He even kicked a medicine ball several times. Though it was a treat to see Silva making such progress, the doubt about his return still existed. A week ago Silva uploaded his most promising video yet. In the video below, he delivers some heavy kicks to a shield, the first sign of some real kick training being done. Check out the video below.
Tags: Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman, MMA