UFC middleweight Anderson Silva is 38 years old, coming off a knockout loss, and could very well suffer the first losing streak of his career when he faces champion Chris Weidman in December. That being said, don’t expect “The Spider” to hang up his trademark yellow/black trunks anytime soon, as manager Ed Soares has confirmed Silva is set on fulfilling the terms of a ten-fight deal he signed earlier this year.
Soares revealed the 33-5 Silva’s intent in a comment to Inside MMA, saying Weidman was next and then there would be eight more efforts to come from the man many consider to be MMA’s greatest of all time.
To get some perspective, rewinding Silva’s career ten fights (including his loss to Weidman) takes things back to 2008 when he beat Patrick Cote. He also notched wins over Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Demian Maia, Thales Leites, Yushin Okami, Vitor Belfort, and Chael Sonnen (X2) in the span since.
Silva’s rematch with Weidman is scheduled to unfold on December 28 in Las Vegas at UFC 168.