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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Anderson Silva: 'My Time is Already Over'

The talk started in late September.

That’s when Anderson Silva, the UFC middleweight champion regarded by many as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, said on a Brazilian TV show that he was going to retire in 2009.

Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, explained that his fighter would finish out the six remaining bouts on his UFC contract. Although Soares’ statement seemed to appease some fans, others understood that Silva’s retirement could still come soon even if he fights six more times.

“Everything has its time,” Silva told in an exclusive video interview, “and I believe my time is already over.”

So what would be Silva’s next move if he does retire? Boxing maybe? Coaching?

“I’m going to be fat, with a big belly by the side of the Octagon, eating popcorn behind the scenes, making my imitations and screaming for the fighters: “Go there! Kick his face! Put him down!”

Silva, who is famous around the Brazilian fight scene for his uncanny impersonations of fighters and trainers, also discussed with whether compensation has played a role in his decision as well as whether he has been motivated to train for his title defense against Patrick Cote on Oct. 25 at UFC 90.


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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 07:28 AM
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Weird, someone doing so well would want to quit so soon.
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post #4 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 07:44 AM
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In one way I can understand..

Hes pulling a mayweather trick ;P

He will definitly retire at the top of his game. Its probably better than becoming a Matt Hughes or Chuck Lidell.
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post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 07:49 AM
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Wow- I guess those rumors are true. That would definitely suck but if a man decides he wants to move on or retire it's his call. I just really hopes Okami gets his crack at him before this happens.

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Its probably better than becoming a Matt Hughes or Chuck Lidell.
You know you can do a lot worse than being the two most dominant champions in UFC history mate.

Anderson still has to achieve their status before he can surpass it by retiring on top.
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How has Anderson surpassed Chucks achievements exactly???

I think he will go on to surpass Chucks achievements in this sport but right now theres no way he's achieved more in MMA than Chuck.
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6 fights is an awful lot in a year, but if anyone can do it silva can. Despite wanting to see as Much of silva as Can I think he's making the right decision to retire in his prime.
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It will be a big loss to the UFC and MMA in general. The guy truly is an artist of the martial arts.
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post #10 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 08:47 AM
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Its disappointing because he is a great fighter and fun to watch, but he really doesn't have anything left to prove. I do wanna see GSP-Silva though, before he retires.

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