Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva will be making his Octagon return sometime in February or March of 2011. Apparently, after his first round against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117, he told his Jiu-Jitsu coach Ramon Lemos that he hurt his rib and could not breath properly. After going to the hospital, x-rays revealed a cracked rib which will keep him sidelined until he is 100% recovered.
From Ramon Lemos, Silva’s BJJ coach:
“After the first round he [Anderson Silva] said he broke his ribs. He told me he could not breath because of the rib. I told him to forget the rib and work the movement of legs and he would get the triangle… After the fight he went to the hospital and did an x-ray and the doctor said he did not break it, it was just a crack. Anderson is expected to return in February or March.”