Anderson Silva has been out of action since last August when he dominated Yushin Okami at UFC 134. The UFC middleweight champ has been dealing with a shoulder injury that has kept him on the sidelines and out of the Octagon. Earlier this month we heard from his physiotherapist who said that Silva was doing well, was 100% and would be returning to fight very soon.
Now, via SporTV, comes word from Anderson himself that he isn't quite healthy yet (translation by Tom Mendes):
I'm not sure when I'll be back, I got an injury in my shoulder and another injury that just happened in my lumbar, so I'm treating myself.
This is very Silva-like behavior. He likes to talk and it always seems like his status is fluctuating one direction or the other due to injury, management issues or whatever.
It is very difficult as an MMA fan to see Silva and Georges St. Pierre out for extended amounts of time as both men are likely at the end years of their peak as athletes.