While talking to reporters last Saturday night at the post UFC 169 press conference, UFC president Dana White exuded confidence that not only would injured former middleweight champion Anderson Silva return to fighting but that he could do it within a year's time.
"Anderson should be walking without crutches here in the next couple weeks, then he'll start training in a few months. We've got to see how he comes back. He is 100% confident that he's coming back," White said.
Silva completely broke his leg in two places during his UFC 168 middleweight title rematch against champion Chris Weidman last December. "The Spider" is still on crutches.
"He probably won't fight until the end of the year. If everything goes the way that it should, he should be fighting in pretty much the same fight he had this last year," White went on.
The UFC's long time analyst Joe Rogan is not so optimistic about Silva making a speedy recovery. "Maybe. Dana's a promoter," Rogan said on the Opie and Anthony radioRead More »from UFC analyst Joe Rogan worried about Anderson Silva's health