MMA legend Anderson Silva is done with the UFC.
MMAFighting.com has reported that Silva and the UFC have parted ways. Silva had one fight left on his deal but he is now a free agent. UFC President Dana White had made it clear that he doesn’t want to see “The Spider” compete anymore.
Silva last stepped inside the Octagon on October 31. He was stopped by Uriah Hall in the fourth round via TKO. This is Silva’s third straight loss. The 45-year-old has gone 1-7, 1 NC in his last nine outings.
There was a time when Silva was considered to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of MMA. “The Spider” ruled the roost at middleweight and even held the record for the most successful consecutive UFC title defenses before Demetrious Johnson surpassed him.
Before losing the middleweight title, Silva had a pro record of 33-4. He is now 34-11, 1 NC. Time will tell which promotion will end up nabbing SIlva. Whichever promotion lands “The Spider,” don’t expect White to be supportive. In fact, the UFC boss said it would be a “disgusting” move to sign Silva to a contract.
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