What retirement? Dana White says Anderson Silva is doing well and 'wants to come back'

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has recently been in contact with the Anderson Silva camp and it sounds like the former 185-pound titleholder is already planning his UFC return.

Along with the news that Dominick Cruz suffered another injury and has been forced to withdraw from his bout at UFC 169 against Renan Barao, came the topic of already-injured Anderson Silva.

During an appearance on ESPN this past Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was asked about Anderson Silva and his ongoing recuperation from the devastating leg injury "The Spider" suffered in his rematch against middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is White's update:

"Anderson Silva is healing very well. This week they put a boot cast on him. He's walking around with crutches and a boot cast. And crazy enough, a ACL tear in the knee puts you out longer than what happened to Anderson Silva. Anderson will be back in six months, back meaning he will be able to be on his foot again and be able to train. I'm going to visit him this week, but everything I hear, he is doing great and he wants to come back."

Music to Roy Jones Jr.'s ears!

White confirmed what many mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have already seen, that being "The Spider" is already up on crutches and walking around in a boot cast.

While the news from his doctors and people close to the longest reigning middleweight champ ever (like coach Pedro Rizzo) seems to be positive, one can only take such speculation with a grain of salt due to the seriousness of the injury sustained.

Don't believe any of this? See Silva knee-deep in rehab already right here.

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