Anderson Silva doesn't want to fight until end of 2013, Bisping wants in

by Eduardo Cruz | source: sportv.globo.com
 

Anderson Silva was recently interviewed by Brazilian website GloboEsporte.com, and said he is on a breka from fighting, and will not be calling out GSP at UFC 154.

“I am on vacation from fighting," said Silva. "I think I will return only in the end of the next year. I have personal projects ongoing. Tomorrow I’m embarking to Los Angeles to attend the arrangements of the academy we’re setting up there."

“I think this is the time for me to let my life in order. Being always worried and working makes me set my personal life aside. Now I want to work on that aspect.”

“I will go to Los Angeles and then I will go to Canada for UFC 154. I’m going to stay there to film an action movie that me and Lyoto will participate in [with Steven Seagal]. But it is not my character to step in there and call somebody out. So I think this won’t happen. I fact I don’t just think, I am sure!”

“My focus is on my personal projects and on the fight versus Georges St-Pierre. If the UFC wants to make an ínterim bout while I am away, it is up to them. I don’t know if it will have any meaning but they can do whatever they want. I am in a comfort zone, so I am not concerned about it."

Anderson also talked about the idea of ??creating a ranking system for MMA, and voiced support for other strong MMA organizations worldwide.

"I think it would be viable if we had other organizations with the strength that the UFC has.  That can happen in the future."

When asked what he thinks of female fighters in the UFC, the Spider joked, but was favorable to the idea.

"I think it's cool, even though I think that female MMA is not a very feminine thing. But we have to understand that girls also have to have opportunities, and I think the UFC is cool to open this space, because women dominate the world."

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Michael Bisping responded promptly, via Twitter.

if Anderson wants to take time off to be a movie star make me and vitor for the interim title????

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Tilla site profile image  

11/13/12 5:44 PM by Tilla

x2 in 09, 10 & 11. Look at wiki...

Tilla site profile image  

11/13/12 5:40 PM by Tilla

Listen fuckface, I've been on here since 2004 under MANY different guises!

Brian Davis site profile image  

11/13/12 2:19 PM by Brian Davis

He'll fight before the end of the next year. No way are the brass gonna let him sit on the sidelines. "Just case". Ain't gonna happen.

Farewell Brock site profile image  

11/13/12 1:28 PM by Farewell Brock

To be fair, gsp did say in the past that if he were to ever move up to fight Silva it would take a year to put the size on properly.Maybe this fight has actually been agreed upon by gsp and Anderson (in the event of a win over condit) and Anderson knows it will take place on the new years card of 2013

Smooth_Operator site profile image  

11/13/12 11:55 AM by Smooth_Operator

As long as he's not retiring he can do whatever he wants. fighting is temporary people wanna see the greatest fight is understandable but he trying to make money outside of MMA dude is like 38 shit must start to hurt at that age.

UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up site profile image  

11/13/12 11:21 AM by UGCTT_I Got Fitched Up

^^^^ Until the last year, Anderson was one of the most active champions in the UFC. So this 'more than once a year would be nice' trolling is a little silly. He has never fought 'once a year' ever in the UFC. 16 times in 7 years. ;)

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

11/13/12 10:47 AM by SQUEEZIE

still false.i dont hate him, or dream about him losing. but i do dream about him fighting people on his level instead of guys several levels below. o and more than once a year would b kinda nice.other wise get the fuck out the way.

orcus site profile image  

11/13/12 12:45 AM by orcus

"hoping a legit contender blunders and takes a loss making him unfit to challenge the "goat"" If only one of his advisors had clued him in that for every legit contender taking a loss, another legit contender necessarily gets a big win.

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

11/13/12 12:38 AM by Malachy Friedman

^^one of my favorite skits