Dana White: Anderson Silva wants a new 10-fight deal with UFC - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply

Old 12-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
BEWARE OF THE PENGUIN!
 
No_Mercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,002
No_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF MaterialNo_Mercy Is Future HOF Material
Dana White: Anderson Silva wants a new 10-fight deal with UFC

I'm on the fence. Of course I'd like to see em fight forever, but not fall into hard times like many others have. I really wonder what his plans are. Ten fights means we can probably see em for another four to five years! Excellent!

If we're to believe UFC President Dana White, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva wants a new contract from the promotion. But he doesn't want a run-of-the-mill four or five fight deal. He wants 10 -- count 'em -- 10 more fights.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is currently signed with the promotion for two more fights. He's gone back-and-forth on the subject of retirement, first saying he would be out of the game at 35-years-old, then later claiming he could continue his career for another 10 years.

As of late, it's seemed he's content on taking it one fight at a time. But if we're to believe UFC President Dana White, that's not the case.

That's because he revealed to fans during a live chat with MetroPCS that the UFC approached the reigning pound-for-pound king with a new 8-fight contract offer. And he turned it down.

"**** that, I want a 10-fight deal," Silva said. Or at least that's what White said Silva said. Expletive likely added.

We can't realistically expect the Brazilian to fulfill a contract like that, assuming it comes to be. He's 37-years-old right now, and he'll be 38 come April of next year. Assuming he maintains his current pace of fighting twice a year, that would mean competing until he's 43, not an impossible feat -- Randy Couture says "hi" -- but not one we can expect out of professional martial artists in today's super competitive landscape.

Then again, "The Spider" hasn't sustained a ton of damage throughout his career and has never once been knocked out. A decline is expected at some point but there's no telling when that will be.

Within the next 10 bouts? That's probably safe to say.

Either way, it almost feels like we should simply be grateful to watch the greatest of all time to continue to ply his craft inside the Octagon.

http://bleacherreport.com/tb/d97N8?u...m_campaign=mma
__________________
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.

Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.

No_Mercy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 12-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
The Bearded One
 
AmdM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lisbon - Portugal
Posts: 3,806
AmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World RenownAmdM Is World Renown
Long live the king!

__________________
Lyoto Machida, former UFC LHW hamp
Future UFC MW Champ
Benavidez, Barao, Aldo, Nate, Nick, Lyoto, TBD, JDS
Forever hanging in Anderson Silva nuts
AmdM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lightweight
 
The_Senator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fighting World
Posts: 1,725
The_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level nowThe_Senator is on another level now
I wonder why would he possibly want to fight for that long?
__________________
Favorite fighters:
1. Badr Hari
2. Remy Bonjasky
3. Mauricio Rua
4. Anderson Silva
5. Alistair Overeem
The_Senator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 07:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 561
RedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level nowRedRocket44 is on another level now
this guy is all over the map.
RedRocket44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
Flyweight
 
Sterl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: TitleTown, USA
Posts: 431
Sterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The RankingsSterl Is Running Through The Rankings
He knows the GSP and Jones fight are unlikely at this point, so his big payday is gone.Not saying he's not already in fine financial condition, but he's going to be making ALOT as a 40 year old and fighting is obviously his passion. Nothing but respect for this guy. Were all honestly lucky to have a guy this good this dedicated to the sport, even if greed may play a factor.
Sterl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 669
Harness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level nowHarness is on another level now
Woah I was not expecting this! I really hope we see him fight 10 more times. As Dana says, we will miss him when he is gone.
Harness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
Great Googly Moogly!
 
BWoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 1,406
BWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level nowBWoods is on another level now
With Anderson saying he was going to retire soon to saying he can fight for another 10 years to wanting to retire back when he was in Pride, I'm not going to listen to anything Anderson has to say about his career anymore.

I think he's just ******* with us at this point. Either way I'm going to be hyped when they announce his next fight.
BWoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
MMA Patriot
 
americanfighter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: louisville ky
Posts: 4,000
americanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By Allamericanfighter Is Beloved By All
the sooner he's gone the better IMO. He is a great fighter but it would be nice to MW weight class be competitive again and there be an actual challenge for the title.
__________________
"The fat man flies at midnight"
americanfighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
"Focus"
 
Life B Ez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 8,582
Life B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings SystemLife B Ez Is Beyond A Rankings System
Quote:
Originally Posted by americanfighter View Post
the sooner he's gone the better IMO. He is a great fighter but it would be nice to MW weight class be competitive again and there be an actual challenge for the title.
Seriously....I love it. We are watching the greatest fighter ever and you want him to retire.

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3
__________________
Think. It Ain't Illegal Yet
"Discipline Hurts Less Than Regret"
Life B Ez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 926
Buakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level nowBuakaw_GSP is on another level now
Well it doesent mean that he has to go through all 10 fights, maybe he fights 2-3 more times, and retires? Does he still collect all the money he is owed on the contract though? If he does.. brilliant!!
Buakaw_GSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios