UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva may only have two tilts remaining on his current contract with the world’s foremost MMA organization but it doesn’t appear as though he’ll be hanging up his gloves whenever the deal expires. In fact, Silva seems set on fighting for the UFC well into his 40s and recently turned down an offer from the promotion because it wasn’t long enough.
UFC President Dana White spoke briefly about the situation with Silva during a MetroPCS chat with fans.
According to White, Silva was asked to sign an eight-fight extension and said, “F*ck that. I want a ten-fight deal.”
While Silva’s long-term future appears to be handled, his immediate plans still remain up in the air. “The Spider” has been holding out for a match-up with fellow pound-for-pound stud Georges St-Pierre, though it looks like GSP will instead opt for a dance with Nick Diaz rather than a super-fight with Silva. As such, the dynamic Brazilian has been left to either defend his belt at some point in 2013 or sit around and wait for St-Pierre to change his tune.
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