When Anderson Silva broke his leg at UFC 168 during his Middleweight championship rematch against Chris Weidman, many believed that they were witnessing Silva’s historic career coming to an abrupt end.
After successful surgery to repair his leg, both Silva and his team were convinced he would return to the Octagon. Dana White and the UFC were also certain that the former longtime champion would return to action once he was fully healed.
Anderson has not crept into the shadows during his rehab, as he still demands MMA media headlines throughout the community. He and his team have updated his progress throughout the past four months with short videos and motivational posts. Just two weeks ago, Silva said he would not fight in 2014, but in a recent interview on UFC Fight Pass it seems that he may be set to fight after all (Courtesy of BloodyElbow):
I’m feeling well. I would be ready to fight this year. Another couple of months and I would be ready to fight again. But I’m having this opportunity to spend more time with my family to focus and work over my personal projects.
I’m making the most of this moment to look after my personal things and to be with my family.
Although Silva says he could be ready to return to the Octagon, it is unlikely we will see him back inside the cage in 2014. Expect Silva to return when he is fully healthy sometime in early 2015.