Found September 12, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Anderson Silva is 37 and has had 36 professional fights, but it sounds like he’s willing to continue fighting for several more years.
In a recent interview with Brazilian newspaper Estadao, Silva said in his native Portugese that he thinks he can fight another six years.
Here’s what he said according to a Google translation:
“I guess you can be more like 6 years fighting. I love what I do, the team that works with me does a fantastic job, never had a serious injury that myself away from competition. So I think I have this little while longer.”
Fans have been under the impression that Silva had a limited amount of fights left before he retires. The way Silva’s talking, he could be the next Randy Couture and still fighting in 2018.
I don’t see it happening. Why should he continue fighting and risk his reputation when he’s already regarded as one of the best ever? Unless he has financial issues, there really is no reason to fight until he’s 43.
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