Former UFC light heavyweight champion Anderson Silva said he is still trying to recover from a concussion suffered in a fight in 2016 and he hopes to fight again soon.
Silva’s latest bout, against Nick Diaz at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, was postponed because of the concussion and the two-year-old son of UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre suffered a concussion.
The UFC released a statement saying it was investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and the results of the tests.
Silva (20-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) suffered the concussion while fighting in his home country of Brazil against Jose Aldo.
He said he still struggles to recover and hopes to resume training soon.
“I feel great.
I’m in great shape,” Silva told MMAjunkie.
“I’ve been training for a while.
I feel like I’m ready to fight.
I want to fight.”
Silva, who had two consecutive UFC losses in 2016, said he has been in touch with a doctor in Germany who specializes in treating concussions.
Silva is currently out of competition.
Silva was suspended by the UFC for three months last August after testing positive for a banned substance.
Silva said last month he was taking Prozac and that he’s not aware of any other doctors who have treated him with that drug.
Silva has not returned to the Octagon since the Diaz fight, which took place in June of this year.