Last night in the main-event of UFC 183, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, returned to the Octagon after a year layoff to fight a very game Nick Diaz.
The bout saw Silva pick up a unanimous decision win that was much closer than the scorecards reflected.
After the bout, at the post-fight press conference, Silva answered the question on everyone’s mind, ‘what’s next?’
“When I finished, I went back to the locker room, and I called my family. My son, Kalyl, said, ‘Dad, congratulations, but done. Back to home, please. No more fight.’ So this is my son.
“I need to talk to my family. I love my job. This is me. I love to fight, but I need to talk to my family because this is more important in my life now.”
“We knew it was going to be a difficult fight, and that’s what you saw: It was a difficult fight,”
“Now, it’s over,”
“I love my job. I love fighting, but I need to talk to my family. My son talked to me, serious. When I talked to my son, my son cried. ‘Dad, stop please. Back home, please. Stop. You don’t need more fights.’