MMA fans across the world are still in shock over the horrifying broken leg that Anderson Silva suffered in the main event of UFC 168 against middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but they are hopeful that one of the sport’s all time greats will able to return to fighting.
Silva has already begun the rehab from his injury and will start physical therapy as soon as possible, which will begin talk about who he should fight in his return bout.
If Silva’s camp gets their way, it looks like the superfight that has been discussed in the past between Silva and former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre could finally take place when “The Spider” makes his return to the octagon.
“Don’t you think that’s an option?” Guimaraes told MMAjunkie. “He’s walking around on crutches and raising his leg, and he’s just getting ready to start physical therapy when the doctor allows him.”
“He’s already moving his toes. I feel that positive vibe on him, and that’s what makes me believe he’s going to come back even stronger.”
If that wasn’t enough to get fans excited, co-manager Ed Soares stated how great a superfight would be for the sport of mixed martial arts, the fans and both fighters involved.
“Man, if we were able to pull something like that off, it would be a win-win for everybody – the fans, the UFC,” said Soares. “I think that would be awesome.”
Of course, St-Pierre took an indefinite leave from fighting and has no timetable for his return, so he would need to be willing to end his time away from the sport to jump back into the cage for the toughest fight of his career.
If all of the right pieces fall into place, then we could see one of the biggest UFC events in history with both legends making their return in a fight for the ages.