Report: Anderson Silva Repeats Plans to Fight Again “Next Year”
By FCF Staff
Anderson Silva’s recovery continues to go well, and he’s been cleared to train again, but the legendary fighter has repeated he doesn’t plan to fight in 2014.
Silva, who broke his leg during his stoppage loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in December, relayed his plans on the latest episode of “UFC Tonight”. While discussing his recovery and throwing a kick with his repaired leg, Silva reportedly stated (quote via a press release from FOX Sports 1):
“My doctor said: ‘You crazy!’ I say, ‘Yeah, I’m a little crazy.’ But my doctor said: ‘It’s ok. You’re ready for kick, no problem. You’re ready for bag, when you’re ready, you’re back.’ I’ll be back next year.”
Since Silva’s recovery has been going so well, there’s been speculation that the former middleweight champ could be ready to return by the end of 2014. The 39 year-old’s latest comments back what Silva relayed in March, however, when he said he won’t fight again until 2015.