UFC NEWS – UFC Boss Would Like Anderson Silva To Close Career Out With Super Fight

December 20, 2011 9:07 am by Pedro Carrasco

“He’s probably the greatest fighter in history. He hasn’t lost and has been champion since 2006. I think he has two more title defenses and I do not know what he’ll do next or if he will retire. He could end his career with a super fight against Jon Jones or George St-Pierre. He could end his career like that — fight in a different weight class. I would be happy with that. Then he could take a boat and sail into the sunset… Age is a shit, man. It’s the only thing you cannot cheat. The fighters who become champions never finish their careers at the top. Anderson may have the ability to do this. The problem is that you never know when time will catch up with you. You are the king of the world one day, then you get in there and one day is half a second slower than before and only you will know right away. Anderson is 36 years old. Jon Jones is 24. Jon Jones was in that war with Rampage. He finished the fight with swollen knees, unable to walk. Then six days later he was fine. That’s how you heal when you’re 24. But the fact is that Anderson did not get beat for a long time.”

UFC President Dana tells Brazilian media outlet, Club Alfa, that he is still holding out hope for an Anderson Silva super-fight.

With the three most dominant UFC champions sharing the same three weight-class spread between each other and Anderson Silva falling smack dab in the middle of the other two, it’s really anyone’s game.

Who moves up, or down and which one will he face is something yet to be determined, but one would hope that Silva keeps putting on impressive performances inside the cage and a super fight happens before it’s too late.


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