The UFC headliner trainwreck continues as Anderson Silva sends word that his recently surgerized elbow isn’t healing as quickly as originally expected.
“I went to the doctor who takes care of me in Brazil on Monday. I had surgery in the United States but there is communication between the two medical teams. To sum it up, some movements aren’t at the expected stage [of recovery],“ he revealed to Portal das Lutas.
“I’m crazy to come back, train hard and fight but some moves still hurt so much. I just came from jiu-jitsu training where I was teaching my students and I could not even make some positions with them,” the UFC middleweight champion added.
Fighters Only tacks on a guess that he’s got a month to heal up before his fight with Vitor Belfort – currently penciled in for UFC 109 in February – is in danger. Obviously this is a pretty shitty possibility, but Big Nog is being eaten by bacteria and Brock Lesnar’s insides have melted. It’ll take a lot more than the prospect of a fight maybe being pushed back a month to phase me now.