At one end of the line, in Los Angeles, is the famous 34-year-old Brazilian who sounds sleepy but picks up in his chat with GRACIEMAG.com quickly: “You’re a great friend, huh? When I was rich you were around all the time. Now I’m poor and unknown you never call anymore, you disappeared…”
There is no doubt who is speaking over the phone; it is Anderson Silva, the most feared fist-wielder in MMA. Recently having undergone surgery, the owner of the UFC under-185-pound belt went to the doctor yesterday, to figure out when he will be able to take up training again.
“He checked me out and said first thing is I have to not feel any pain, and carry one with physiotherapy. He said I should take up training again in 40 days. I don’t want to push it, but I can’t take it anymore. I’m like a mix of Brock Lesnar and Bob Sapp, I’m so heavy,” exaggerated Silva, who is has not lost a fight in 11 outings.
Treated by the doctor of sporting stars like Kobe Bryant, Anderson (25w, 4l) should be on ice for a while yet. So what happens to his February-scheduled title defense against Vitor Belfort, former training partner at Black House Team?
“Yeah, I’m in. I just want to get back to training first before thinking about the fight. I’m feeling down you know…”