Sherdog's Marcelo Alonso was on hand to photograph the UFC middleweight champion during a recent training session. Of course we have covered the entire saga with Silva's manager Ed Soares playing mind games about Silva not being injured, but then ultimately confirming that Silva did in fact have elbow surgery to remove bone spurs. It's still not confirmed when and who Silva will fight next, but him getting back to real training after surgery is a good sign. Silva has gone on record stating that he thinks that Nate Marquardt will be the next champion at middleweight in the UFC(I agree with him). Marquardt has a upcoming matchup against Chael Sonnen at UFC 109, so a win there could put him in the mix as well if the fight with Belfort doesn't come to fruition.