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Anderson Silva

HE'S NOT RETIRING

... Manager Says

1/4/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0103-Anderson-Silva-twitterAnderson Silva will NOT retire from the UFC after suffering a gruesome leg injury last week ... so says Spider's longtime manager, who tells TMZ Sports "Trust me, he will be back."

We spoke with Jorge Guimaraes ... who says the 38-year-old is in great spirits after undergoing surgery on the leg that Chris Weidman cracked in half at UFC 168.

"He had his second X-ray [Thursday] and everything looks great. It was a clean break so the nerves are okay. He’s already started physical therapy and he’s moving his toes."

Jorge says Silva is extremely confident he'll return to the octogon after he recovers -- despite rumors he's considering hanging up his trunks for good.

Silva's currently in LA recovering with his family ... and doctors say he could be able to resume training in 6-9 months.

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LetsBeReAL    

That leg is forever going to be a target. Does he want to break it again? Those brazilians are pretty religious. You would think that the incident would make him double think fighting again.

270 days ago
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Azi    

38 years old and competing in the MMA, this guy is truly an amazing athlete.

270 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Glad he thinks he'll be back. He may be but never to the extent he was before. Every fight from here out people will attack that leg to beat him. He's an amazing fighter but I'd prefer to see him go out on top and not come back 1/2 ass and get beat around like a rag doll.

270 days ago
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The Executives Wife    

I was at this fight with my husband. It was so awful to hear him screaming. I will never forget it.

270 days ago
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Winter    

that's what... 7 articles in a row about black "athletes" no one gives a shlt about... gogo TMNZ

269 days ago

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