UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is slowly, but surely, getting himself back in shape following a recent elbow surgery that has sidelined the champion. Silva recently underwent elbow surgery and says that he may not be able to fight until April. He said that despite pain in his arm, he is still able to do some training.
“I am going back to training slowly,” Silva stated. “I feel safe in the movements I am doing, in the attacks and defense. I am still not doing any groundwork because I cannot move my arm, so I am coming to the US for treatment.”
Silva says that his treatments seem to be working and the condition of his arm is continually improving.
“My arm is almost becoming a bionic arm, I am improving,” he noted. “I am calling my doctor every day, although my physiotherapist is upset with me [today] because I missed our session – please forgive me! Please excuse me, but I am taking care of myself, tomorrow I will be there doing rehab.”
During rehab, Silva also plans to do some training with trainer Freddie Roach and close friend Mark Munoz.
“I will train at the Nike Training Center and with Freddie Roach, who trains Manny Pacquiao. I will also train with my good friend Mark Munoz, who is a fantastic guy, part of the family,” he stated.
Plans for Silva’s return to the octagon are still up in the air. Stay tuned to FightLine.com for further updates on Silva’s progress.