Report: Anderson Silva Would be “Happy” to Fight for a Title and Chris Weidman Once Again
By FCF Staff
As Anderson Silva’s return date approaches, the legendary fighter continues to relay in interviews that he’s changed his mind about making another title run at the age of 39.
Following Silva’s second loss to Chris Weidman last December, when he broke his leg in the second round, the former middleweight champ said he didn’t wish to pursue another championship. More recently, however, Silva told a Brazilian outlet he hopes to reclaim the UFC championship and in a follow up interview, the Brazilian has repeated those sentiments.
According to a report from MMA Fighting, here is some of what Silva had to say recently, in an interview with Passando a Guarda.
“I will fight the fights I have left in my contract and, if I earn a chance to fight for the title one day, against (Weidman) or not – not being a friend or a training partner –, I will be happy,” said Silva.
As Silva (33-6) noted in the interview, he currently has seven fights left on his current UFC deal. The renowned fighter is scheduled to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31st.