UFC legend Anderson Silva is doing fine after surgery on his right knee.
Silva posted a video on his Instagram account discussing the surgery and his future UFC plans.
“I finished my knee surgery; I will recover now,” Silva said on Instagram (translation via MMAFighting.com). “I’m fine, and wanted to thank (for) everyone’s support, and my fans that cheer for me. I’ll be 100 percent 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.”
Earlier in the week, ESPN reported that the surgery was a regenerative stem cell procedure. The report said the recovery time frame is around two weeks.
Silva (34-10) last fought in May 2019 at UFC 237. He suffered a TKO loss to Jared Cannonier following a leg kick.
The 45-year-old Anderson Silva is the oldest fighter on the UFC roster. He has gone 1-5 with no contest since losing his UFC middleweight title to Chris Weidman in 2013. Silva’s UFC career began in 2006 and many consider “The Spider” has the greatest fighter in UFC history. He successfully defended his middleweight championship 10 times.
Get well soon Spider.