Anderson Silva

As gruesome and grizzly as Anderson Silva’s broken leg looked in his fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 168, as harrowing as the raw footage of the incident was in UFC president Dana White’s recent video blog, the former UFC middleweight champion simply suffered a broken bone that will heal.

And White says that the prognosis is that it will heal and Silva could be back in the Octagon by the end of 2014.

“What’s crazy about that injury is he will be walking without crutches in a few weeks, he will be training in less than six months, and he will be fighting by the end of the year,” White said on Monday’s edition of SportsNation on ESPN2.

“So if you blow your ACL out, you’re out for a year and three months. You break your leg in half; you’re back before the end of the year.”

His comments were directly in line with those of Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, who recently told MMAWeekly.com, “He’s sitting back right now. The guy is just thinking about other things, spending some time with his family here in Los Angeles. He feels good though.

“It’s gonna be a lot of physical therapy, but he’s in the right place. It might take a year, but I think no later than one year, he’ll be back.”

So does that mean if Weidman still holds the middleweight belt upon Silva’s return that a trilogy would be in order?

After all, Silva got knocked out in his first fight with Weidman and then suffered the devastating injury in the rematch. Generally, a trilogy isn’t immediately built when one fighter loses back-to-back fights to the other.

It’s unlikely that Silva would get another immediate shot at the title when he returns, and to be fair, he hasn’t asked for anything. As of right now, Silva has been focused on healing and spending time with his family.

White wouldn’t commit one way or the other, either, but sounded less than committed to the idea of Silva just jumping feet first back into the fire.

“He’s got to come back first,” said White. “Let him start training, see what happens, and then we’ll go from there.”

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

Related News

UFC 187's Chris Weidman has no interest in Anderson Silva trilogy: 'It's clear to everyone he'll never beat me'

  • 13 days ago
  • 34 views

Anderson Silva is finally in Chris Weidman's rear-view mirror. And "All American" wants it to stay that way. After dethroning the longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion a read news >>

Joe Rogan: 'It doesn't make sense' for Dana White to call Brendan Schaub a liar

  • 13 days ago
  • 547 views

The UFC's Reebok deal has everyone taking a side. Two weeks ago, Brendan Schaub tweeted that he made six figures per fight from sponsors after finding out that he'd only garner $10,000 through the Re read news >>

Luke Rockhold Presses Dana White for Next Crack at Chris Weidman

  • 9 days ago
  • 10 views

Luke Rockhold believes he should get the next crack at champion Chris Weidman, and he made sure UFC president Dana White knows it. read news >>

Off the Record video with Dana White: UFC boss defends Reebok payouts, shuts down Brendan Schaub

  • 16 days ago
  • 111 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Brendan Schaub, along with a few other mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, was less-than-thrilled to learn he was going to have to give up his sponsors read news >>

Dana White Predicts a Rousey-Cyborg PPV Would Reach 2 Million Buys

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Dana White appeared on The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday afternoon, and one of the news bits that trickled out of the interview was a lofty prognostication for the much-talked-about hypothetical fight b read news >>

Video: Dana White surprises Bas Rutten, tells former UFC heavyweight champ he will be inducted into Hall of Fame

  • 10 days ago
  • 6 views

Just days after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass announced it will be holding a Hall of Fame (HOF) induction ceremony during International Fight Week, which coincides with the upcoming UFC read news >>

Nick Diaz wants a rematch with Anderson Silva outside the UFC's 'dog cage'

  • 26 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC 183 was a disappointment for Nick Diaz on a number of levels. Now, he would like another crack at Anderson Silva – under PRIDE rules.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Dana White: UFC going to fix injury epidemic using NFL model, new training center

  • 29 days ago
  • 91 views

If you build it, they will rehab. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been plagued with injuries over the years, to the point where mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are pessimistic that each new bo read news >>

Video: Anderson Silva tells Jon Jones to change 'everything' in his life, not return to UFC anytime soon

  • 14 days ago
  • 194 views

Jon Jones is in the midst of "soul-searching" after being arrested last month on felony hit-and-run charges in Albuquerque, N.M., and stripped of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) world title read news >>

Anderson Silva Decries Detractors, ‘I’m Not a Cheater’

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

Having enough of the naysayers, Anderson Silva took to his Instragram account recently to declare, "I'm not a cheater." read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: