Yes, Anderson Silva, the man considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of MMA, snapped his leg in half a month ago today in his rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168. It was one of the most agonizing scenes in UFC history for those who witnessed it. Many speculated it would be the end of “The Spider’s” career, but UFC President Dana White says the former UFC middleweight champ will be back in the Octagon by year’s end.
A guest this week on ESPN’s SportsNation, White spoke about Silva’s healing progress:
“What’s crazy about that injury is that 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. 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.”
As far as a trilogy fight with Chris Weidman, White didn’t want to put the cart before the horse.
“The reality of it is… He’s still going to walk in a few weeks. He’s got to come back first. Let him start training and see what happens and then we’ll go from there.”
Watch the full clip for yourself below: