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Anderson Silva Plans to Fight Through Knee Injury Against Chael Sonnen at UFC 148

(Sources indicate that Silva’s knee buckled during an intense set of supermodel-lunges.)

According to Tatame, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has confirmed that he suffered a minor knee injury in training, about six weeks out from his rematch with arch-rival Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 (July 7th, Las Vegas). Silva later tweeted that his knee is feeling fine and it won’t stop him from settling his obligation with Sonnen.

Silva’s injury brings a discomforting sense of deja vu. After Chael inexplicably won the first four-and-a-half rounds from Silva during their first meeting in August 2010, Silva’s manager Ed Soares blamed his lackluster performance on a recent rib injury. Silva vs. Sonnen 2 originally held such promise for the champ; if Silva was 100% healthy and fighting in front of his countrymen, Sonnen was a dead man walking, guaranteed. Then the fight was moved, and this knee thing happened. Will we be looking at another tough five-round grind for the Spider?

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linzhancq- June 3, 2012 at 9:36 am
YM- May 30, 2012 at 7:34 am
Getting his excuses ready in advance. I'm not sure what it is with that camp but they live on excuses. Sometimes depending on the circumstances we hear them even when they win (JDS/CAIN). Either fight or don't, but dont make excuses either way.
dranokills- May 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm
you smell that?
mmaislandjunkie- May 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm
at least he doesnt need a doctors excuse to fight.
holeeball- May 29, 2012 at 1:10 pm
This is why, if you're a fighter, you should keep a TRT exemption handy.
Breakin2ElectricBoogaloo- May 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm
Still think Silva embarrases Sonnen almost as bad as he did Forrest in this one. Then Sonnen begs Brazil and Silva for forgiveness and the stupidity ends for at least a night...maybe
HandsofGold- May 29, 2012 at 11:31 am
Funny when Silva fights anyone not named Chael, he is as fresh as a daisy dancing around the cage disrespecting his opponent. But when he knows he is going to be fighting a guy that will make him fight he is injured just like their first fight. GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!
YM- May 30, 2012 at 7:36 am
Agreed. He got his ass kicked in last fight and made a ton of excuses. Even tho he won. It seems like Sonnen's in his head.
Ricardo Guitardo- May 29, 2012 at 10:53 am
Why is silva being kneed by a 12 year old boy in that picture?
makesmewretch- May 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm
then bring on the 12 year old boys.
mDino- May 29, 2012 at 9:42 am
blah blah blah silva will smash sonnen just wait and see.
The12ozCurls- May 29, 2012 at 9:32 am
If Silva wins: "The knee didn't bother me at all"
If Silva loses: "My knee really limited my abilities"
danomite- May 29, 2012 at 9:11 am
he also has a cracked skull.
knucklesamitch- May 29, 2012 at 8:37 am
Here we go ... The Excuse mill is already going to be in overdrive by the time the fight comes. I fucking hate this guy. I hope Sonnen SMASHES him.
SquidInk- May 29, 2012 at 8:34 am
Sounds like the excuses have already begun.
doowm- May 29, 2012 at 8:31 am
Silva's got a case of the jitters.
RearNakedSpoon- May 29, 2012 at 7:52 am
Maybe he is hoping Chael will open with leg kicks so he can control a leg and therefore his body or go for a surprise takedown. Or he is a big whiney pussy who needs to get an excuse lined up for his nuthuggers. If he is cleared to fight then he can fight.
Sho Nuff- May 29, 2012 at 7:24 am
You'll be looking at the end of an era. The defeat and retire-spiral of Silva. This time in the 2nd round.
amsterdamheavy- May 29, 2012 at 7:21 am
that chick is way too skinny - nice pre-planned excuse for a lackluster performance...or maybe Silva is setting Sonnen up
Fried Taco- May 29, 2012 at 6:32 am
I think he just wants to show Mayhem how a real man fights.