UFC president Dana White visited former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Friday, and it looks like he’s recovering well, as expected.

Silva suffered a fracture of both his tibia and fibula when champion Chris Weidman checked one of the Spider’s kicks in their Dec. 28 main event bout at UFC 168 in Las Vegas. Silva was immediately rushed to the hospital for surgery, where he had a rod inserted below his knee cap that runs the length of his tibia.

After visiting with Silva, White tweeted the above pictures, noting that Silva is expected to be walking without crutches in 30 days.

That’s quite the recovery after Silva broke both bones in his leg.

He is still expected to be out of action for the better part of 2014, but Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, told MMAWeekly.com that he expects that Silva will fight again, likely in one year. White backed that up when he told FoxSports.com that Silva told him that he plans to return and fight again.

Here’s wishing Silva a swift and complete recovery.

Post by MMAWeekly.com.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White Shoots Down Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Rumor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago

Dana White continues to doubt Georges St-Pierre's desire to return, shooting down rumors of a St-Pierre fight against Anderson Silva. read news >>

Dana White responds to rumors of Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre at UFC 206

  • 11 days ago

Could Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre finally happen? read news >>

Dana White Talks About Anderson Silva Being 'Mistreated'

  • 5 days ago

Dana White believes Anderson Silva's recent comments on being disrespected by the UFC are ridiculous.Following Jose Aldo, MMA legend Anderson Silva has become the latest Brazilian fighter to ope read news >>

Anderson Silva backing down from recent criticism of UFC, offers brief apology to Dana White

  • 3 days ago

As far as apologies go, Anderson Silva’s wasn’t exactly a major one. But a sorry is a sorry, and “The Spider” certainly took a step back from recent comments that were critical of the UFC. Filed unde read news >>

Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg Would Be the Biggest PPV in UFC History | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago

UFC president Dana White says a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg will eventually happen and will be the biggest pay-per-view in UFC history. read news >>

Dana White: Rousey vs. Cyborg will happen and it will be the biggest card ever

  • 3 days ago

Dana White promises Rousey vs. Cyborg is going to happen. read news >>

Dana White says Nick Diaz ready and 'wants to fight' - but hasn't he always?

  • 3 days ago

According to UFC President Dana White, Nick Diaz is 'ready to go again', and wants to have his comeback fightsoon.Fan favorite Nick Diaz has been out since early 2015 due to a much publiciz read news >>

UFC champ Jonna Jedrzejczyk throws some ridiculous elbows in training, draws classic response from Dana White

  • 3 days ago

We never want to be on the receiving end of one of these elbows. read news >>

The year so far: The best UFC photos from February with feet on faces and plenty of blood

  • 3 days ago

Check out the 45 best photos from February and its three cards: UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas, UFC Fight Night 83 in Pittsburgh and UFC Fight Night 84 in London.Filed under: Featured, Featured Vide read news >>

The year so far: The best UFC photos from March, including Nate vs. Conor I

  • 2 days ago

Check out the 35 best photos from March and its pair of cards: UFC 196 in Las Vegas and UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>