Anderson Silva has taken another huge step towards a complete recovery, releasing a video of himself kicking a giant ball around.
While this doesn’t sound too crazy, the leg Silva is using – his left – is the same one he broke just this past December against Chris Weidman.
“The Spider” appears hell-bent on making a return to action as soon as possible. Thanks to UOL Esporte for the video.
Wanderlei Silva has returned to his video blog ways, putting out an episode as The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 debuted on UFC Fight Pass Sunday evening.
The reality series features Silva and Chael Sonnen coaching Brazilian fighters. The two long-time rivals will finally square off this May at UFC Fight Night from Brazil.
Most of the talk surrounding the season centers around an incident involving the two coaches in which they had to be separated. For “The Axe Murderer,” the “brawl” only fueled his fire.
“It made me feel younger to brawl with that guy,” he said. “You guys will love it. I got a feel for it and I can tell I will destroy him.”
He added that the decision by the UFC to pair them up was an excellent one, saying, “it couldn’t be a bigger rivalry.”
As for the actual season of TUF, Silva stated “it was hard for filming. Those were 40 tough days. There was a fight every three days.
“It was hard for me because I get very emotionally invested. Training together, we became a team. They were like my sons to me.”
Check out the five-minute interview in the video below:
Michael Johnson stepped in and replaced Ross Pearson for a bout with Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37 expecting to have a war to remember.
Instead, Johnson was left frustrated and disappointed – despite picking up the unanimous decision victory. And he wasn’t the only one.
UFC president Dana White stated his feelings on the three-round co-main event, saying “I was excited for that fight….and it just didn’t happen. There’s no doubt Melvin ran the entire fight and was incredibly passive – the complete opposite of how he used to fight.”
Johnson had similar thoughts during the post-fight interview.
“He was talking a lot of shit before the fight and I expected him to do something,” he said. “Instead, he didn’t. I did think he was a little scared of me. It was obvious he didn’t want a piece of me.”
Johnson (15-8) has now won three straight since a pair of back-to-back losses, including victories over Guillard, Gleison Tibau and Joe Lauzon.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones might be onto something.
After seeing Alexander Gustafsson take care of Jimi Manuwa this past Saturday, Jones feels that “The Mauler” should have to win another fight before getting his championship rematch.
For what it’s worth, UFC president Dana White did confirm Gustafsson – who lost via decision to Jones last year – as the next contender. “Bones” meets Glover Teixeira next month.
But, does Jones have a point? Here’s what he said on Twitter about the proposed Gustafsson-Cormier bout:
“Why not give the winner of Alexander and DC the winner of myself and Glover?? Call me what you want but I can’t be the only person who thinks that makes perfect sense,” Jones wrote. “I see DC congratulating Alexander and making comments about waiting his turn now. I wonder if they’re afraid to fight each other?
People who don’t like to think are quick to call me afraid.”
Gustafsson did make a “call-out” to face Jones, and the champ responded by stating, “My hands are tired. I’m fighting Glover April 26th.”