UFC Legend Anderson Silva Reveals 'I'll Be 100 Per Cent Soon And Do My Two Fights'
Anderson Silva has revealed he will make a return to the UFC for two more fights after undergoing knee surgery.
The 45-year-old is one of the oldest fighters in the promotion and is expected to end his legendary career when his contract expires.
He suffered a knee injury in his defeat to Jared Cannonier last year and gave his fans an update after surgery earlier this week.
Anderson Silva, 45, underwent a Regenerative Stem Cell Procedure on his right knee today. This had been planned with his medical team for a while, and according to his team, he was looking for a good time to take 2 weeks off his training regimen to undergo the Stem Cell procedure pic.twitter.com/RwoyRo2mRT
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 6, 2020
"I finished my knee surgery. I will recover now," the Brazilian explained.
"I'm fine, and wanted to thank everyone's support, and (thank) my fans that cheer for me.
"I'll be 100 per cent soon, and do my two fights in the UFC. I wanted to thank every UFC fan. I finished my surgery and everything is fine, I'm going home. Thanks."
Silva has been on the slide over the last few years and has only won one of his last seven fights.
His last victory came back in 2017 against Derek Brunson but it can't be denied that the former middleweight champion is an octagon legend.
One man that fans wanted to see 'The Spider' fight is fellow legend Georges St-Pierre.
The two stars never crossed paths in the UFC and Dana White recently revealed it's because 'GSP' did not want the fight.
Speaking on an Instagram Live session, UFC president White explained: "Never. GSP did not want to fight Anderson Silva, ever."
Dana White on IG just now asked if Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva ever actually came close to happening in the UFC:
"Never. GSP did not want to fight Anderson Silva, ever."
- Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) May 6, 2020
Another fighter who GSP has been linked with in a dream match scenario is Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The lightweight champion is currently undefeated in UFC and is regarded as one of the world's best.
But St-Pierre claimed that he was kept from fighting the Dagestan native as the promotion were scared he would win.
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