UFC president Dana White paid a visit to recovering former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, alongside the company’s co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta earlier today and was ecstatic to find how quick "The Spider" was healing up.
As we all know, Silva is trying to recover from breaking both his fibula and tibia, after having a low kick checked by the current champion Chris Weidman last month at UFC 168. The loss was "The Spider's" second straight defeat to "The All-American".
However, things seem to be going well surprisingly well for Silva in his recovery so far and White even said the Brazilian will be back on his feet, without crutches, in thirty days time. I'm no doctor, but that seems pretty impressive when you think of the scale of Silva's injury. White tweeted some photos of Silva’s rapid recovery:
Visiting @spiderandersonsilva he is dong AMAZING pic.twitter.com/IHOfFttCKH— Dana White (@danawhite) January 10, 2014
Prior to his losses to Weidman, Silva ruled the middleweight rankings and was ranked No.1 pound-for-pound in the world. Silva and his co-manager, Jorge Guimaraes, are both confident he will be returning. Earlier this week White also said the former champion will be returning in an interview with Foxsports.com.
Still "The Spider" isn't expected to return until next year, so let's just hope his recovery keeps going the way it is and we get to see him back in the Octagon sooner rather than later.
Silva's consecutive losses to Weidman are the first back-to-back losses of the Brazilians 17-year career. His first loss to "The All-American", at UFC 162, was also the first time Silva had been knocked out in his 39-fight career.
If Silva does indeed comeback as he intends to, he will be at least 39 years old and won't have competed in over one year.
As much as I would love to see "The Spider" fight again, I'm not sure whether or not it is really wise for him to return. But his health seems to be improving quickly. What do you think?