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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