Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if Anderson would ever make his way back to the Octagon, both Dana and Lorenzo were reportedly very encouraged by the progress that Anderson has made to this point.
Visiting @spiderandersonsilva he is dong AMAZING pic.twitter.com/IHOfFttCKH
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 10, 2014
Anderson’s co-manager, Jorge Guimaraes, took a few snaps of the impromptu meeting with his camera.
“They’re happy with what they saw,” wrote Guimaraes, who reps “The Spider” with Ed Soares.
Earlier this week, we reported on Silva’s managers discussing a superfight with Georges St-Pierre upon “The Spider”s return to the cage. And although Dana White said that he would give Silva a few months before discussing his options, it looks like the consensus in the Silva camp is that we will, in fact, see him in the cage again. Silva even told White – per the Toronto Sun – that he wants to get back in the Octagon.
“I feel that positive vibe on him, and that’s what makes me believe he’s going to come back even stronger,” Guimares said.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed.