Anderson Silva doesn’t want anybody to tell him what to do
UFC’s legend Anderson Silva has opened up about his thought process while he was at his prime in the promotion and now, after hanging his gloves from the sport and the UFC altogether.
“I just want to do something I love to do. And let me tell you something important, nobody can say something for you, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that,’” the Spider told MMA Junkie in a recent interview.
“You can do everything in your life when you have passion and love. The people can’t hold you.”
Silva announced retirement from the MMA in October 2020 following his TKO loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 181.
The 46-year-old still holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history. He defended the middleweight title 13 times in a row. His 34-11 record speaks volumes of his winning probability.
Speaking about a potential boxing debut in the near future, the Spider seemed open to the challenge.
“Everything is possible. Now I’m just trying to challenge myself. Maybe I fight on the same card my son is fighting kickboxing. Maybe fight jiu-jitsu – GI or no GI. Maybe Muay-Thai. I’m very excited to go to Thailand, train and fight in Thailand. I don’t know. Everything is possible,” Silva added.