MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #Nick Diaz #Tony Ferguson #Quinton Jackson #GSP #Nate Diaz #Kevin Lee #Rizin 7 #Michael Bisping


Anderson Silva UFC 82

Anderson Silva

The world reacted with an almost stunned silence when UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva talked about his potential retirement from the sport in just a few short years.

Silva, who will turn 36 later this year, has never shied away from the fact that he wants to spend more time at home with his family, and even kept his entire training camp for his UFC 126 fight against Vitor Belfort at home in Brazil.

Known by most as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, Silva still has challenges ahead of him, starting with Belfort, but according to his manager, a couple more years may be all that the Brazilian has left in the fight game.

“Whether people like it or not, he’s in the later phase of his career. I could see him fighting for another two years, for sure,” Ed Soares told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

Silva’s career began long before he made it to the UFC, but since he’s been in the world’s premier MMA organization he’s looked virtually unstoppable.

At 12-0 over a nearly five-year unbeaten streak, Silva is reaching for legendary status when it comes to MMA. He’s never been a fighter to talk too much about his legacy, but Soares believes that if he keeps up his current run it would be hard to look at the Brazilian as anything but the greatest fighter in the UFC’s history.

“He wants to fight the best. In a perfect world, I’d like to see Anderson retire in the UFC going undefeated in the UFC,” Soares said. “If I could have my perfect world, that’s what I would love to see. He’s probably got a good five or six fights left to do, I believe.”

Of those five or six fights, if everything shakes out at UFC 126 and he comes out on top, a pending match-up could be on the horizon with current welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

It’s a bout that everyone in the world has talked about at one point or another, and even UFC president Dana White mentioned recently that if both fighters are successful in their next contests, it’s a bout UFC fans could see in 2011.

Silva’s focus for now is purely pointed at Vitor Belfort, but a match-up with St-Pierre could be one of the biggest fights in the sport’s history.

“I think it’s a fight the world wants to see and I think it could be one of the biggest fights of all time,” Soares commented.

“I think Anderson’s focus right now is Vitor Belfort. That’s what we’re focused on. Georges St-Pierre is an incredible fighter. He’s definitely the best fighter at 170 pounds. It would be an honor to fight Georges St-Pierre, just like it would be an honor for Georges to fight Anderson. It’s two great champions going in there and answering the question who the best pound-for-pound fighter is in the world. I think it could be a huge fight. ”

St-Pierre still has to get through Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April as well, but if the two fighters do successfully pass their next tests, a mega fight of the biggest nature could be on tap.

First up however, Silva has to face fellow countryman Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 and if he doesn’t succeed there, the fight with St-Pierre isn’t even a possibility.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Anderson Silva Fights

  • 8 months ago
  • 6968 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Charles Rosa Looks To Break Familiar Pattern In Japan

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

Charles Rosa’s UFC career has seen the star continually win at home in Boston, while losing his matches when he fights on the road. Still, each of those road losses resulted in performance bonuses, w read news >>

Video: Ex-champ Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum face off for UFC Fight Night 122

  • 22 days ago
  • 40 views

Anderson Silva and Kelvin Gastelum face off for the first time ahead of UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

UFC 216 preview: A closer look at Demetrious Johnson's career statistics

  • 16 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC champ Demetrious Johnson returns next Saturday in search of history in UFC 216’s co-headlining act. Check out his amazing career stats.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Max Holloway's Blessed UFC Career

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

"It’s cool having this belt and being a champion, but I want to make sure my son is set. I want him to go to college. I don’t want him to fight. Fighting is insane." read news >>

UFC 216 preview: A closer look at Demetrious Johnson's career statistics

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC champ Demetrious Johnson returns tonight in search of history in UFC 216’s co-headlining act. Check out his amazing career stats.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Demetrious Johnson Glad Anderson Silva's Name is No Longer by His for UFC Record | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago
  • 11 views

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson etched his name in the history books on Saturday night in Las Vegas. In the UFC 216 co-main event, he submitted Ray B read news >>

Georges St-Pierre was Offered Anderson Silva Before Michael Bisping | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 15 views

Though he is slated to challenge Michael Bisping at UFC 217, Georges St-Pierre had a possible bout with Anderson Silva in the offing. read news >>

Ian McCall fires manager, then gets release from UFC after $100,000 demand

  • 7 days ago
  • 139 views

Veteran flyweight Ian McCall today asked for his release from UFC contract after the promotion denied his demand for a $100,000 payout in his next fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Conor McGregor Teases His UFC Return, Names Several Possible Opponents | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 280 views

Conor McGregor is nearly ready to resume his UFC career but he's still undecided on who he will face when he steps back inside the Octagon. The reigning UFC lightweight champion took part in a Q&A in read news >>

Manager: Henry Cejudo will fight Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 despite injuries, lost Olympic medal in fire

  • 7 days ago
  • 6 views

Henry Cejudo still plans to fight at UFC 218 despite burning his foot and losing key personal items while escaping the California wildfires.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>