Anderson Silva signed a 10-fight contract with the UFC last year. That was before he suffered a horrific leg injury back in December against Chris Weidman. The former Middleweight Champion has been making great progress since breaking his leg and recently announced that he will fight again next year, but he has eight fights remaining on his contract. Can he actually make it that long?
On Tuesday, Silva expressed doubt over whether he will be able to fulfill his entire contract during an interview with Sportv.
“I have eight fights to do yet in my contract. I want to do all these fights but I don’t know that I will be in the mood to do this,” Silva said, according to a translation from Bloody Elbow. “For now, I’m very excited, I’m going through a renovation phase. It’s going to be nice for me do what I love when I be back to fighting.
Silva turned 39 last month and has fought a ton in his career. He has 39 total MMA fights and has won 33 of them. Obviously, he is no longer at the top of his game. You can call the broken leg loss a fluke, but Weidman also defeated Silva by knockout five months earlier and ended his reign as the longest title holder in UFC history.
Eight more fights means at least four more years. With the way Silva has been going, there is a very slim chance we see him in the octagon eight more times.Google+