“Tired” Anderson Silva Says He’s “Done”, if Yoel Romero Bout For Interim Title Isn’t Booked
By FCF Staff
Yoel Romero recently called for a fight with Anderson Silva to determine an interim champion at 185, and now the latter’s repeated that call. Not only that, but Silva says he will retire from fighting, if the UFC doesn’t grant him his wish.
Silva was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3rd, but Gastelum was pulled from the card after being flagged by USADA for marijuana. Silva appeared on the latest “MMA Hour” on Monday, and during the interview, the former champ said if he isn’t signed to fight Romero for an interim belt, he’s “done”.
The 42 year-old also said he doesn’t “believe” what Dana White says, as he claims the UFC President told him he’d fight Georges St-Pierre, when the star came back to the UFC. St-Pierre, however, is set to fight reigning middleweight champ Michael Bisping next. Silva proceeded to say the following (quote via MMA Fighting):
“This is perfect bullsh-t,” Silva said. “I’m tired. I’m so tired. I’m respectful long time. Everything, I never talk about bad situations in UFC. … I think I’m done. I fight for long time in my life. And I’m tired, bro. I’m so upset. I have my legacy, I have my story. It’s very frustrating, because this is the second time I’m not fighting in my country.”
Silva is coming off a tightly contested, decision win over Derek Brunson in February.