Anderson Silva: I have only two or three fights left, focus on GSP Sunday

by Anderson Silva | source: espn
 

Anderson Silva is blogging courtesy of UFC.com for ESPN about his main event fight Saturday night against Stephan Bonnar,.

I didn't think I would be fighting again in 2012, but when my friend and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was hurt and had to fall off the card, I agreed to step in to fight as a light heavyweight.

I believe I am part of the UFC, I am one of the champions and have been a UFC champion for a long time and we are all part of the UFC. If I can step up and help, if I am able to, then I will. And I spoke with my team and we agreed that, if the fight was at 205 pounds and not 185 pounds, then I would be ready and in good shape to fight on October 13. Making 185 pounds and defending my title would not have been possible.

I respect Bonnar as a fighter and as a man. You have to respect him. He and Forrest Griffin -- that first fight they had in 2005 on "The Ultimate Fighter" -- is what made what the UFC has become possible.

Bonnar is very strong, has never been stopped by knockout or submission and has great strikes. He is good with takedowns and goes for a lot of submissions.

I want to continue my winning streak. I want to retire from the sport never having lost a single fight in the UFC, and leave a legacy which will last long after I am gone.

I feel good not to have to cut weight to middleweight. I've been able to eat some Burger King and some good food. But this is a tricky night for me Saturday. If I have the chance, I will finish this fight in one round. Bonnar always fights so hard. I will have more speed, more agility than him, but I don't know about the power. That is what makes it tricky. So if I see the chance, I will finish this quickly.

I have two or three fights left in my career and after Saturday, my focus will be Georges St-Pierre. But that is for Sunday. Now my focus is only Bonnar and bringing a great show to the fans on Saturday night.

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Bentleysuper8 site profile image  

10/14/12 1:41 AM by Bentleysuper8

Yes.

abi site profile image  

10/14/12 12:36 AM by abi

silva against gsp is a fulll retard move..any1 that wants the gsp fights a fuckin twat..bones vs silva makes waaay more since...

WALLSTREET_WRESTLER site profile image  

10/13/12 11:27 PM by WALLSTREET_WRESTLER

your correcting my grammar hahahahahahahaha take a look at your work hahahahahaha quit pretending your smart, its getting ugly hahahahaha

Randy Marsh site profile image  

10/13/12 11:01 PM by Randy Marsh

This..... That being said I much rather see him fight Bones Jones.

KingOfFighters site profile image  

10/13/12 10:22 PM by KingOfFighters

from 170 champs own mouth" i dont pick my fights ufc picks them for me, i want to be a legend, i want to fight the very best opponents available, and i want to be remembered as a legend in this sport".but ducks a legendary fight

r_o_y site profile image  

10/13/12 9:52 PM by r_o_y

I can't believe I was voted down for saying what I think is obvious. I Don't really care BTW I just don't get how Silva fans can't see it. I am a Silva fan too but calling out the smaller gap who is just back from major injury seems like a sure bet for a win. Fighting the lhw monster who is bigger and younger than you is not as smart if you want to be undefeated.

ironkong site profile image  

10/13/12 7:20 PM by ironkong

coward,,,, u fight the lower tier 205 but not the best? People want to see the bones jones fight

BshMstr site profile image  

10/13/12 7:13 PM by BshMstr

ya know, i just wanna see Andy keep fighting at MW and defend his title....i don't care about him vs GSP or JBJ.this is the third time he's bounced out of his decision for a fight that has no title implications.

orcus site profile image  

10/13/12 7:07 PM by orcus

Don't forget Jones, the UFC, and the majority of the ticket- and PPV-buying public, most likely.

orcus site profile image  

10/13/12 7:02 PM by orcus

  Voted down for trolling, if you actually had a point or an argument you would at least attempt to address what I said. Hopefully you'll be banned after your latest spate of trolling and name-calling. "Pretty easy to understand." It is? Then maybe you can tell me: His biggest what? His biggest non-fight-night weight between April 2011 and July 2011?  "Jones saying fighting Silva would be an honour didn't actually mean he was down to fight him" If your argument is only that Jones is *willing* to fight Anderson, then you'll get a lot less disagreement from me than if you insist he *wants* the fight.  



 

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