Wanderlei Silva is video blogging his knee injury layoff from the surgery through rehab. It’s clearly an emotional time for The Axe Murderer, but he promises to return stronger than ever and make a run for the UFC title.

Today, on the day of my surgery, I say this, I will fight for the belt. I don’t know with who, or when, but one day I will raise the UFC belt. This is my dream, now. I will do it. I will show you that I am a guy who runs after it, and doesn’t give up. That is a real champion. If I don’t get there, I will die trying. I will try till the end of my career. Until my last fight, I will try to be the UFC champion. And I will succeed.

Video via WandFightTeam