"I actually thought that Weidman was going to be out a lot longer than he was because of his injury, but he's claiming he'll be ready to start training again in a couple of months," UFC President Dana White said on Fuel TV's "UFC Tonight." "We're looking at a couple of different options right now, some options that we like, and Weidman is one of them."
Weidman also made an appearance on the show, and he made it clear that he thinks Silva is ducking him.
"Perfect world, [I will be ready to fight] July 4th weekend ... against Anderson Silva," Weidman said. "I'll grant him an immediate rematch at Madison Square Garden in New York City. [My name] is one that they don't mention ever. They're running."
During White's appearance on Fuel TV's "UFC Tonight," he also did not rule out the possibility of Quinton Jackson returning to the UFC.
"First of all, ‘Rampage' has lost three in a row," White said. "He wasn't very nice to us leading up to his last fight [laughs]. I don't dislike ‘Rampage.' Through all that crap that happened leading up to this fight, I treated ‘Rampage' the exact same that I always have. Yes, we do have the right to match -- I think it's like a three-month right to match. I don't know, we'll see what happens. I talked to his manager yesterday. I'm not out to hurt ‘Rampage.' We'll see how this thing plays out."
White also explained that a 115-pound division will eventually open in the UFC.
"I don't know how soon it's going to happen," he explained. "But yes, it will eventually happen."