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Report: Anderson Silva Says he “Won’t Stop” Fighting Until he Reclaims UFC Title

Anderson Silva (left) and Forrest Griffin (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After saying that pursuing a championship is no longer his focus, the legendary Anderson Silva has reportedly had a change of heart.

The former UFC middleweight champ recently spoke with the Brazilian outlet Veja.com, and when asked about his goals, Silva stated (translation via MMA Fighting.com):

“Look, besides returning well in 2015, my project in the UFC is only one: I won’t stop (fighting) until I get my title back,” Silva said. “I want to at least try.”

Not long ago, Silva said that fighting for a title was not a “priority”. Earlier this month, Silva said that “he’s over this thing of being champion“, and that his retirement was getting “closer” by the day.

Of course, Silva has been known to change his mind. Several years ago the fighter said he intended to retire at the age of 35, and following his first loss to champion Chris Weidman, he announced he would not fight for the title again.

Silva, who is scheduled to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31st, has yet to fight since he broke his leg in a rematch with Weidman last December.

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:47 am
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