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Old 11-27-2008, 12:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva left the octagon at UFC 90 saying that he’d be on the way to Thailand to work on his Muay Thai skills, but the trip didn’t happened. “I didn’t went there yet, I’m waiting for my documents. I can’t go out of here (USA) while I don’t get my Green Card, I only can go there next week”, said Anderson, who’s using his free time in America to work on his boxing. ”I’m training Boxing in the Freddie Roach’s gym a time ago, I went to New York for the fight of Roy Jones Jr. and I’m training a some boxing here here”, told Anderson, who watched the fight in witch Roy was defeated by Joe Calzaghe in the judges unanimous decision. “It’s in my plans, it’s one of my personal projects”, commented Anderson about a possible departure to the rings of Boxe after the retirement in MMA.



Watching the UFC 91 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Anderson went home disappointed with the result of the main event. “I was cheering for (Randy) Couture, but unfortunately he took a foolish punch. That guy (Brock Lesnar) is very strong, but (Couture) needs to come back training and fight again”, commented Anderson, hoping to watch a fight between Lesnar and Rodrigo Nogueira in 2009. “’Minotauro’ is training hard. Despite of we haven’t been training together yet, because I’m here in United States and he’s in Brazil, we hope he wins that”, said Anderson, who commented the ascension of the compatriots Demian Maia and Thales Leites in his category. “It’s nice, each one showing your job, that they are running after an opportunity. This is important, I’m always cheering to they can win, they are Brazilians”, finished the champion, who denied a fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 95.
http://www.tatame.com/2008/11/26/And...-boxing-career

Hrm, now I am really starting to wonder if he will retire this coming summer. But will the UFC let him retire if he is still the champ?
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i really hope he stays much longer then 2009 - he is only 33.

but i heard him saying " my time is already over"..and stating that after his contract is up <5 more fights> - he's done with MMA.

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theres no way he can retire in 2009. he's got 5 fights left, and it looks like ufc are going to try their best to space the fights out as long as possible. if it comes to it, we may even see a randy couture type of scenario. dana ain't much of a fighter, but he sure knows how to beat guys into submission.
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If they don't set him up with big fights in the UFC then i don't think he wants to stay around much longer. He wants a challenge.
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If they don't set him up with big fights in the UFC then i don't think he wants to stay around much longer. He wants a challenge.
that may be so, but he has a contract with the ufc, and it's going to take a hell of alot to get out of. although, i think fighters have retired whilst under contract before, so i guess were just gonna have to see what happens.
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even the great Silva hates Lesnar, how long must everyone around this sport remain jealous of the big man? lol

I'd love to see a boxing match between Silva and Jones, or a comparable boxer. Would be interesting. Dana should let Silva make his big boxing paycheque if he has the chance. I'm tired of the Dana and the UFC limmiting thier fighters oppertunities.
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even the great Silva hates Lesnar, how long must everyone around this sport remain jealous of the big man? lol

I'd love to see a boxing match between Silva and Jones, or a comparable boxer. Would be interesting. Dana should let Silva make his big boxing paycheque if he has the chance. I'm tired of the Dana and the UFC limmiting thier fighters oppertunities.
Maybe he is a Randy fan?
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I know Anderson is an ambitious man, but he's too old now for the boxing career. I wouldn't see him beating any top names at cruiserweight or light heavyweight either.

He should just cement his greatness in mma and retire on top
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I know Anderson is an ambitious man, but he's too old now for the boxing career. I wouldn't see him beating any top names at cruiserweight or light heavyweight either.

He should just cement his greatness in mma and retire on top
It isn't like he has never boxed before. His first pro boxing fight took place before his first mma fight.
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There's nothing left for him in the UFC Middleweight division.

It's time for the UFC to really think about promoting Anderson to the heavier weight classes.
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