Anderson Silva begins physical therapy in Los Angeles focused on return to UFC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One could say that Anderson Silva's long road back to the UFC begins today.

According to one of Silva's managers, Jorge Guimaraes, Silva begins physical therapy for his broken leg in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and he is doing so with a clear goal in mind: to fight again inside the Octagon.

"We're very excited," he said. "He's in good spirits.

"It wasn't meant for him to stop. He's eager to come back."

Guimaraes said that there was no doubt in his mind Silva will return to fighting once he fully heals from the gruesome leg break he suffered at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, knowing full well it may take over a year before Silva would be ready to return.

The 38-year-old Silva, who broke his left tibia and fibula while throwing a kick in the second round of his loss to Chris Weidman, also told Globo in Brazil on Sunday night (video below) that he plans on fighting again.

"(You should stop fighting) when you feel you need to stop, when your body and head says that. I think I still have a lot of things to do. I don’t plan to stop now. I’m getting stronger every day, and I will be back soon."

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