On Saturday, at UFC 168, Anderson Silva, a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion, lost the match after he got badly injured during that fight.
The former champion was rushed to a local Las Vegas hospital for an emergency surgery to repair his broken left leg.
The surgery was successfully done and the doctor’s had to insert an intramedullary rod into Anderson’s left tibia.
The former champion will have to stay in hospital for quite some time until doctors give him a clean chit. Anderson was expected to go under one more surgery for the broken fibula but later it was stabilized, so no additional surgery is scheduled at this time.
After the UFC 168 event, the UFC president Dana White said in a press conference that right now he is only concerned about Anderson’s health and wants him to get healthy for himself and his family.
He has not talked to Silva regarding whether he would attempt a comeback or would decide to retire and stay away from UFC, as right now his health is his prime concern.
According to the statement released by UFC, it will take between three to six months for Silva to recover from the injury and till now he had not made any decision regarding whether he will fight again or not and they expect everyone to grant him privacy at this point of time.
Now, Weidman will have to face the prospect of fighting former UFC heavyweight tournament champion Vitor Belfort who has won three fights by KO in 2013.