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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Anderson Silva to retire next year, according to him.

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2008/9/21...e-day-anderson

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"I'll retire next year, I already gave my all. I don't need to prove anything for anyone and within one year I'll put my gloves aside."
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It's hard to argue against Silva's accomplishments and boredom with the landscape, but how many mega fights at 205lbs might we be missing if Silva retires? And is this too soon given his age? Shocking developments to say the least.
He better not.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Looks like we are going to have another Frank Shamrock moment.

I can't blame Anderson there is noone in the UFC at 185 he needs to beat.

And honestly there's no clear guy outside of the UFC either I mean maybe if Lawler and Lindland fought the winner of that would be a guy he should beat but that's about it.
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So he's not one of those "I fight because I love it" guys? Shame.
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Looks like we are going to have another Frank Shamrock moment.

I can't blame Anderson there is noone in the UFC at 185 he needs to beat.

And honestly there's no clear guy outside of the UFC either I mean maybe if Lawler and Lindland fought the winner of that would be a guy he should beat but that's about it.
Even if he wouldn't go for the belt at 205lbs because of Machida being there, I'd still like to see him have some superfights. Guys like Chuck, Shogun, Wand and Rampage.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Looks like we are going to have another Frank Shamrock moment.

I can't blame Anderson there is noone in the UFC at 185 he needs to beat.

And honestly there's no clear guy outside of the UFC either I mean maybe if Lawler and Lindland fought the winner of that would be a guy he should beat but that's about it.
I really hope this isn't true, he should keep fighting for the fans. I'd really be disappointed, I mean, yeah he's beaten Franklin, Marquardt, and Henderson the big 3 at middleweight, but there are still lots of guys for him to fight at 185 and 205.

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Hard to argue with his logic, but as a fan, that sucks balls.

Demian Maia may be the Fred Astaire of jiu-jitsu, but it’s too bad Silva is the Gene Kelly of kicking everyone’s ass.
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Looks like the middleweight division is cursed. First Shamrock now this! From now on, the MW division is officially hexed with black magic!

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awwwwwwww mannnnnnnn

i wanted him to make a 205 run...

much like bj leaving LW, it makes the title hunt ridiculously competitive
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It's a damn shame. I bet he'll be back after his "retirement" though. Look at Randy...He proved that come-back fights sell. So relax. He'll probably retire, come back after a year or two, get payed a lot, and then retire at an appropriate age.
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So he's not one of those "I fight because I love it" guys? Shame.
I think he's more of a "I fight because I love competition" guys. At the moment, there just really isn't any competition in the UFC MW division. Although I'm sure you could make a point of there being plently of competition at 205.
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