Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 1/25/13
According the UFC president Dana White, middleweight king Anderson Silva is on the brink of inking a 10-fight contract extension. Furthermore, the soon-to-be 38-year-old will have blockbuster bouts against reigning welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and light heavyweight champ Jon Jones before he retires. “You will have both those fights before Anderson Silva retires,” White promised Friday on ESPN Chicago’s The Waddle & Silvy Show. “Anderson Silva is on the verge of signing a new big deal with us, and he wants big fights. That’s what he wants.” If Uncle Dana says it, then it has to be true, right? Here’s to hoping. “The great thing about it is, Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter ever in mixed martial arts,” White added. “He’s 185 pounds, and he lands right in the middle of Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones, so he can fight both of those guys.” Most believed the promotion would arrange GSP vs. Silva after St-Pierre successfully unified the 170-pound crown against Carlos Con
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