Video: Watch Anderson Silva throw first kick with surgically-repaired leg

Instagram

I know the outcome. I winced anyway.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is back in the gym, pounding the pads, pumping some iron, and throwing a few leg kicks.

Is normal.

While that may not be news at most other gyms, "The Spider" is just over four months removed from a catastrophic leg injury, one that left his shin splintered at the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) last December (pics).

So much for retirement.

Silva (33-6) coughed up his title to Chris Weidman last July, then saw his rematch end by way of injury. Since the Brazilian refuses to end his mixed martial arts (MMA) career on a stretcher, the pound-for-pound legend has mapped out a 2015 return to the fight game.

And from the looks of this video, it appears he should be able to hit that mark quite easily, or even the one laid out by his boss earlier this month.

Any suggestions for his comeback fight?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker