Anderson Silva: I'm not fighting in 2014, and title is too far away


Fans had hoped that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva would fight in 2014, beginning a run towards to the title.

However, in an interview with Brazil's Combate that he won't be back in 2014, and he doesn't anticipate going for the title. It should be noted however that not everything Silva says in every interview ends up being the case.

"These rumors that I’ll fight at UFC 181 or any other event around that date aren’t true," said Silva, as translated by MMAFighting's Guilherme Cruz. "This year is over for me. There’s a chance I’ll fight in the first half of 2015."

"Anderson’s phase as the champion is over. Fighting for (the title) is a little far away from me."

"I don’t see myself stopping (right now), but I don’t know if I will fulfill my 10-fight contract. My family has been asking me for years to stop fighting, and they need to understand that this is what I love to do and that I need to have my time. My goal in the sport was to become a reference in this sport, and I’m achieving this."

Read entire article… (original Portuguese)

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Mynameisburns site profile image  

3/21/14 8:13 PM by Mynameisburns

It seems like Anderson always likes to have a little fun with the media.

iwatchsomemma site profile image  

3/21/14 8:09 PM by iwatchsomemma

GSP is not to be blamed.A smaller fighter always has to be wary of the big disadvantage they have.But that doesn't seem to apply to the HW division:)

Lazer MMA site profile image  

3/21/14 8:55 AM by Lazer MMA

So now GSP says he wants the fight maybe???

choadler site profile image  

3/20/14 11:09 PM by choadler

I do think Anderson gsp will happen. Will be of no relevance though. That is what is unfortunate. If it happend by now it would be incredible.

Thingading site profile image  

3/20/14 11:06 PM by Thingading

So Dana completely exaggerated and tried to convince everyone of something happening regarding a fighter despite no proof and the fighter himself saying it was a no go. Astonishing.

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  


for sure. perfect timing with both having all this time off. but GSP may be ready to fight sooner than Andy so we'll see!

BshMstr site profile image  

3/20/14 10:23 PM by BshMstr

i think this is gonna happen...i never wanted to see it when they both held belts. but, neither has the belt anymore, Silva's gonna be rehabbing for a while, and Georges is going to be able to add muscle like he said he wanted to for their fight...i'd pay to see this fight.

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  


lol, so this is what got you to finally bust out a post eh?

GarlicSenior site profile image  

3/20/14 10:06 PM by GarlicSenior

Sounds like you should've just kept lurking.

coreykumpf site profile image  

3/20/14 8:56 PM by coreykumpf

Sounds like he wants nothing to do with Weidman. After Calling him lucky.