Anderson Silva’s UFC Bout With Uriah Hall Will Be His Last
Anderson Silva says he will be walking away from MMA competition after his bout with Uriah Hall.
Silva is scheduled to collide with Hall in the main event of a UFC card on October 31. “The Spider” and Hall will share the Octagon inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be Silva’s 46th pro MMA bout. If he sticks to his guns, it’ll also be his last.
During an interview with MMAJunkie.com, Silva confirmed that he will retire after his bout with Hall.
“This is the last fight. For sure, this is the last fight. Probably. I love the sport. I’ve prepared my mind for this. I’ve prepared for fight my entire life, but yes, this is my last fight in UFC. I think (I’ll miss) the training (the most),” Silva said. “Preparing my mind, preparing my body. This I think is most important and I feel sad because I don’t have this anymore. This is the last one.”
Silva has built a reputation as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history. He is the longest-reigning UFC Middleweight Champion. He had 10 successful title defenses. Silva has beaten the likes of Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Demian Maia, Forrest Griffin, and Vitor Belfort to name a few.
Silva has gone 1-6, 1 NC in his last eight outings. Before that rough stretch, Silva’s record stood at 33-4. “The Spider” was riding a 17-fight winning streak.
Hall is looking to extend his winning streak to three. This is also a chance for Hall to nab a victory over a future UFC Hall of Famer.