Is this Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen one all over again? Reports are currently circulating from Brazil outlets such as Yahoo! Esportes that the champ was seen checking into a clinic with a fractured rib. Much like during the Silva/Sonnen build-up, Anderson denied a rib injury, only for it to come out of his camp after the fight that he had fought injured, almost losing the title to Sonnen.

According to the UFC this is not the case, he is still set to headline. Anderson has also adamantly denied the injury reports, assuring that the fight is still on at UFC 162 in Las Vegas, NV.

Silva’s latest title defense against Chris Weidman is nearing with a July 6th fight deadline. With a little over a month of time to recover (if injured), it is possible that the pound for pound champ is planning to stick it out.

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