Anderson Silva had surgery to repair his broken leg and is already itching to start training again following his technical knockout loss to Chris Weidman at the UFC 168 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place back on Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (highlights).
Estimated recovery time? Six-to-nine months.
That's assuming he doesn't retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) after last weekend's horrific injury. "The Spider" was in a big hurry to get home to his family after his release from the hospital and it sounds like his oldest son Kalyl (via R7 Esportes/MMA Fighting) is not ready to give him back.
"All respect for Chris to go out there and fight like a champion. Congratulations, Chris. It's your turn to be a legend. All the enemies are celebrating Silva and do not come to see me, is not my fault. But I want to see you do what he does. I hope he retires and go home because I'm tired of watching my father train every day, be gone for two or three months ... and a broken leg happens ... And as always you are my champion father. And once again, good job Chris."
Silva, meanwhile, will have the better part of his 2014 fight campaign to recuperate. Even if he does plan a return to combat sports, it's hard to imagine where he fits in the 185-pound title picture. It could be tough to sell a third fight against Weidman and outside of someone like Michael Bisping, he's already beaten the best the division has to offer.
Unless "The Phenom" grabs the gold.
Either way, it doesn't sound like Silva Jr. will be happy to see him leave.