Anderson Silva Hopes to Keep Fighting After UFC Vegas 12
By FCF Staff
Anderson Silva has said that Saturday will mark the final time he fights in the UFC, but the legend’s confirmed he hopes to continue fighting after that.
After Silva was booked to fight Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 12, UFC President Dana White said he believed the former middleweight champ would retire after the bout.
In the past, Silva has said that he planned to fight out his UFC contract, which has two fights left. So, when Silva (34-10) also recently said that Saturday will be his final, UFC bout, many took that as him saying he is retiring.
But, while talking to the media more recently, the 45-year-old star said this (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“Everybody’s asking this, and the answer will always be the same,” Silva said. “Maybe it’s the last, maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s the last fight in the UFC, yes, in agreement between Dana and I. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll do the other fight I have in my contract, maybe not. Anything can happen.”
“After the fight, we’ll probably see what we’ll do, to continue fighting or not, but my wish is to continue, for sure,” he added. “But let’s wait. Uriah is the focus now, and after that we’ll see the next steps, we’ll talk to Dana, we’ll see what’s doable and what’s not.”
The former middleweight champ hasn’t fought since May, 2019, when he incurred a leg injury and lost via TKO to Jared Cannonier.