Anderson Silva Having Seconds Thoughts On Retiring After UFC Vegas 12
Anderson Silva may hold off on retirement plans.
Silva is scheduled to go one-on-one with Uriah Hall this Saturday night, October 31. The middleweight bout will headline UFC Vegas 12 inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. While “The Spider” had previously said this will be his final pro MMA bout, he’s having second thoughts.
Speaking to reporters during a media scrum, Silva seemingly changed his tune on retiring after his fight with Hall. The former UFC Middleweight Champion said he isn’t ruling anything out ahead of fight night (via MMAFighting.com).
“Everybody’s asking this, and the answer will always be the same. Maybe it’s the last, maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s the last fight in the UFC, yes, in agreement between Dana and I. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll do the other fight I have in my contract, maybe not. Anything can happen.”
Silva went on to say that his decision will come down to his performance against Hall and whether or not he and Dana White can come to an agreement on what would be next for him going forward.
“After the fight, we’ll probably see what we’ll do, to continue fighting or not, but my wish is to continue, for sure,” he added. “But let’s wait. Uriah is the focus now, and after that we’ll see the next steps, we’ll talk to Dana, we’ll see what’s doable and what’s not.”
Going into UFC Vegas 12, Silva has a pro MMA record of 34-10, 1 NC. Throughout his career, he’s beaten the likes of Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen, Nate Marquardt, and many other notable names.