UFC legend Anderson Silva has revealed he has beaten an ‘aggressive battle’ with cancer as he showed off an incredible body transformation.
The 45-year-old Brazilian, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, posted a series of pictures on Instagram to show off his new physique.
Silva, who is a former UFC middleweight champion, revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2019 and had to undergo surgery to remove a tumor from his stomach.
He wrote: “I am very happy to be able to share with you that I have won an aggressive battle against cancer.
“I want to thank all the people who have been with me in this fight, my family, my friends, my doctors, my team and all the people who have sent me messages of support and encouragement.
“I am very grateful for all the love and support I have received.”
Silva, who has been fighting professionally since 1997, has had a long and successful career in the UFC.
He has held the UFC middleweight title for a record 10 consecutive title defenses and is the only fighter to have held the title for more than two years.
He has also won numerous awards, including the UFC Hall of Fame and the World MMA Awards Fighter of the Year.
Silva’s incredible body transformation is a testament to his determination and strength of character.
He has gone from being a cancer patient to a fit and healthy athlete in a matter of months.
The former champion has been training hard and has been sharing his progress with his fans on social media.
He has been posting pictures of himself in the gym and showing off his impressive physique.
Silva’s story is an inspiration to many and a reminder that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
He has shown that with hard work and dedication, you can overcome any obstacle and come out stronger on the other side.