White: 10-fight contract extension with Anderson Silva a done deal

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Back in December UFC President Dana White told the media that he had signed a new ten bout contract extension with UFC champion Anderson Silva. Shortly after long time manager Ed Soares refuted the story, citing the deal hadn’t been finalized.

During a Q&A yesterday, White expressed that he now thought the deal was done:

A much-reported deal to extend Anderson Silva’s time in the UFC is done, according to Dana White

While the UFC president hedged slightly by saying “as far as I know,” he said Silva’s new contract is for 10 fights. He didn’t say whether the deal had an expiration date.

“I haven’t talked to Anderson in about a month, but as far as I know, it’s done,” White said during a fan Q&A sponsored by the UFC’s official wireless partner, MetroPCS

Silva’s longtime manager, Ed Soares, declined comment to MMAjunkie.com.

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At 38 years old and having defended his UFC title a record ten times, it is likely that this contract extension will bring the middleweight champion to the end of his career.