He’s back! Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has gotten clearance to get back to training from his doctors in the United States.
Silva announced the news on his official Twitter account.
“Good news today, guys: Dr. Marcio Tannure released me for my first sparring after my leg fracture.”
The recent talk in the MMA community is Nick Diaz calling out Silva and wanting to fight him, so the media asked UFC Prez Dana White. Here is what he had to say:
“I know they want it. I think that’s a very interesting fight, so we’ll see what happens.”
“Anderson isn’t coming back until December. It’s far enough that I don’t need to talk to him yet, said White. If Anderson wants to fight Nick and Nick wants to fight Anderson, why would I say no?”
Nate Diaz has a 17-9 MMA record and is 2-2 out of his last four. He beat Jim Miller, he then lost to Benson Henderson and then Josh Thomson back to back. In his last fight he beat Gray Maynard last November.
“I think it could be tough for Anderson to make 170. A few years ago, he was saying he could do it, but I don’t know about now. He’s not getting any younger. It might be the end of this year, or it could be next year. I don’t know.”
We do not have a timetable for Silva’s return, but he is ready to be back.