Bad news for Spider fans. It seems Anderson Silva’s close friend and manager Ed Soares told SportTV in Brazil that Silva is looking to likely retire after around four fights.

Let’s see what the big boss is going to do. My opinion is that he had his chance and tapped, he should go back to the end of the line. The same thing is true with Vitor Belfort. They’re great fighters, but they had their chance. Sonnen would make a big fight, as would Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre, but we should recognize that Anderson only has around 4 fights left in his career.

The 36 year old champion has been fighting 14 years, an since becoming the reigning UFC middleweight champion in 2006 has rarely found a challenge outside of the close call with Chael Sonnen at UFC 117.

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