UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva doesn’t appear to be going anywhere in the immediate future except to the gym and the Octagon. Silva, who has a clash with Chael Sonnen likely coming later this year, believes he still has a decade left in him as far as being an active fighter.
“The Spider” is currently 36-years old and has been competing since 1997, meaning the number could just be an exaggeration on his part to show his interest in sticking around the UFC for several years to come. Then again, when it comes to the dynamic Brazilian it seems nothing is impossible.
“I think I still have another ten-year career, but have not discussed my contract with the UFC,” said Silva in an interview with SporTV. “After this fight, I think there are still two or three, I’m not sure.”
Silva and Sonnen is rematch of a 2010 meeting where “The Spider” earned a submission victory over Sonnen via Triangle-Armbar. Sonnen has used the public forum to constantly call out Silva, though the divisional king has ignored his trash-talk for the most part.
When Silva was asked in the interview who he would most like to compete against, he reiterated his desire to face his clone, adding, “I want to fight even with my clone. (That) would be a fantastic fight.” He also pegged Roy Jones Jr., as the one person he would most like to box against if he were to compete inside the squared circle.
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