Anderson Silva at UFC 126UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has a lot going on right now, and that’s all without having a fight on the table for his return to the Octagon.

Silva last competed in October 2012 at UFC 153 when he obliterated Stephan Bonnar in the first round to pick up his 16th win in the promotion.

With only a couple of fights remaining on his current UFC deal, the organization immediately began negotiations to lock up Silva for a new contract to ensure his services until he decides to call it a career.

UFC president Dana White recently stated that the Brazilian legend was seeking a 10-fight deal, and they would happily give it to him if that’s what he wants.

“Ten, he’ll sign a 10-fight deal,” said White last month, assuring Silva’s new deal would be done. “I don’t think we’ve ever done a 10-fight deal, maybe we did on with Forrest (Griffin) 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.”

While the deal is pending right now, Silva has not actually signed the contract as of now, and it appears negotiations are still ongoing between the promotion and champion.

“The deal’s on the table, it’s not signed,” Silva’s manager Ed Soares confirmed on Monday during a UFC media conference call.

No one should press the panic button, believing that something is holding up the proceedings, because Silva will in all likelihood sign a new deal and stick around the UFC until he retires. This may come down to details about money, length of contract, and verbiage in the new deal more than anything else.

Once Silva is signed, sealed and delivered, expect more news about his next fight in the UFC.

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