Good news for fans of the current pound for pound great, Anderson Silva. After talks in the past from the champ of upcoming retirement, we now hear a different tune as Silva admits that he feels confident that he will be sticking around longer than originally planned. At the ripe age of 37, Silva tells Brazilian newspaper Estadao he feels he can still put out another six years of fighting.
“I guess you can see more like six years of fighting. I love what I do. The team that works with me does a fantastic job. I’ve never had a serious injury that took myself away from competition. So I think I have this a little while longer.”
Following a second round defeat of his adversary Chael Sonnen for the second time at UFC 148 in July, you would think that the champ would be finishing off a perfect UFC career. Instead we’ve heard talks of his desire to face fellow champ Georges St-Pierre and talks of interest in a match against Michael Bisping in his home country. A champ at the age of 43 would be hard to conceive, but then again it wouldn’t be the first time as we witnessed a 43-year-old Randy Couture claim the heavyweight title in 2007.