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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Anderson Silva reportedly signed new UFC contract for 15 more fights

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva is 39 years old and recovering from a broken leg suffered against Chris Weidman in his last fight, but his UFC career is far from over.

Silva told Combate.com that he met with the UFC bosses last week, tore up his previous contract for which he had seven fights remaining, and signed a new deal that called for 15 more fights.

“I had seven fights on my contract (not including the Diaz fight),” Silva told Combate.com. “I met Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Dana (White) on Thursday and that contract was cancelled.

“We signed for another 15 fights. To make Dana crazy, I signed for 15 more fights. And to make my family crazy, too.”

Some people just love fighting and have a hard time giving it up. That appears to be the case for Silva.

Will he actually fulfill his 15-fight contract? Not a chance. 15 would have been a ridiculous amount if he were 35 and not coming off a broken leg. Given that he’s nearly 40 and recovering from a major injury, there’s no way he can reach that target.

H/T MMA Weekly

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