Anderson Silva Signs New 10-Fight UFC Deal


Anderson Silva UFC 90It appears Anderson Silva‘s future is set with plenty more fights left inside the UFC Octagon after his latest contract negotiation.

Following his win over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153, Silva and his management confirmed that the longtime champion had two fights left on his current deal, but they were going to begin dialoging with the UFC soon about an extension.

Now, according to UFC president Dana White, those terms have been reached and it’s a big deal.

White confirmed that Anderson Silva will sign a new 10-fight deal with the UFC that will take him up until the day he likely decides to retire, closing the book on one of the most storied careers in all of fighting.

“Ten. He signed a 10-fight deal. I don’t think we’ve ever done a 10-fight deal. Maybe we did one with Forrest once, I don’t remember, but Anderson said, ‘I want a 10-fight deal, not an eight-fight deal.’ I’ll give him a 100-fight deal if he wants one,” White said on Saturday night.

Already the most dominant champion in UFC history, Silva probably received the most lucrative deal the company has ever offered, and it stands to reason why.

Silva is undefeated in his UFC career with more title defenses than any fighter that has ever stepped foot in the Octagon, and even at 37 years of age he doesn’t appear to be slowing down whatsoever.

“Ten more fights, realistically, is three more years. I mean, the guy is (almost) 38, but he doesn’t look it,” White said about his champion.

It’s likely Silva’s next trip to the Octagon will be defending his UFC middleweight title for an 11th time, likely facing Michael Bisping, should the brash Brit defeat Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7.

There are still potential superfights looming overhead as well with Silva possibly facing UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or light heavyweight champ Jon Jones.

Whatever he chooses to do, Silva will be doing it in the UFC, and that’s just fine by Dana White.

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