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12/10/12 10:02 AM
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MetroPCS sponsored a 30-minute live chat this weekend (see replay below) with UFC President Dana White. The discussion covered a wide variety of topics, including contract negotiations with UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

The 37 year old has two fights left on his current contract, and one would expect the negotiations to center on a standard four fight contract. As it turns out, White proposed an eight-fight contract that would presumably be career spanning.

According to White, Silva's response can be summed up in two words - "F--- that." Silva rejected the eight fight deal, and instead said "I want a 10-fight deal."

Silva has been mercurial on the subject of retirement saying variously he wants to quit MMA and switch to boxing, wants to be retired by 35, wants to fight for ten more years. and only has a handful of fights left, so wants to make them great.

Randy Couture retired at 47, and took a great deal more punishment than has Anderson Silva, who has never been knocked out. Thus the idea is not necessarily a contract negotiating posture.

The ten fight contract is even more plausible. With two or three fights per year, that would put Silva at age 40 or so, any many tens of millions of dollars richer.

What do you think? How much longer does Anderson Silva have?

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12/10/12 10:04 AM
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12/10/12 10:06 AM
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As if Anderson intends to fight 10 more times - must be some contractual logic/angle to it we're not seeing. Perhaps the negotiations were changed based on the amount of fights?
12/10/12 10:09 AM
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I feel like Silva changes his mind on this like every month lol Phone Post
12/10/12 10:12 AM
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At this current time I don't see 10 liable opponents for Silva, within these ten fights (I doubt they'll all occur) at least one them is likely a superfight.

But Silva isn't known to fight that often anymore, it'd take him 5-6 years to finish off those 10 fights, by then hopefully someone has improved tremendously or a new batch of fantastic Middleweights have come around.
12/10/12 10:13 AM
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Silva ain't fighting 3x/year at his age, maybe twice over 3-4 years Phone Post
12/10/12 10:16 AM
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Make it happen Dana. I just want to see Andy fight the best fights out there, not 25th ranked 205rs either. I'm talking the jones-weidmans-Evans of the UFC. Phone Post
12/10/12 10:17 AM
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This is why he was going back and forth saying things contradicting himself on some many topics. As I pointed out, he just wants an extension NOW.
12/10/12 10:18 AM
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Uber Rory in 2016 would most likely be destroyed by Silva on his way out of the UFC. Phone Post
12/10/12 10:18 AM
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I don't see him fighing 10x
12/10/12 10:29 AM
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I'm sure it's something in the contract that by the tenth fight comes around he will be making so much money it'll be ridiculous, in each fight I'm assuming his money would climb.
GSP fight, possible one more in his division then 10 fights in LHW doesn't sound out of the possibilities.
Or DFW could be trolling everyone w these stories. Phone Post
12/10/12 10:43 AM
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GSP Superfight
Jon Jones Superfight
Nick Diaz
Hendo 2
Bisping
Weidman
Maybe trying a fight at HW as he's mentioned before vs Frank Mir
A few big names at LHW (Shogun, Machida, Evans)

Lots of fights I'd love to see before Anderson retires. Phone Post
12/10/12 10:46 AM
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UK Rampage -  GSP Superfight
Jon Jones Superfight
Nick Diaz
Hendo 2
Bisping
Weidman
Maybe trying a fight at HW as he's mentioned before vs Frank Mir
A few big names at LHW (Shogun, Machida, Evans)

Lots of fights I'd love to see before Anderson retires. Phone Post

This.

Yet I also would like him to retire on top, I'd be happy if he just fought 2 or 3 more times and went out on a high rather than ruining his legacy.
12/10/12 10:54 AM
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Will Silva still have it in his 40's?
12/10/12 11:13 AM
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what a man

12/10/12 11:35 AM
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everyone's moving to Metro.

12/10/12 11:52 AM
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Ultimate troll Phone Post
12/10/12 11:58 AM
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yellow wrkahlc -  Uber Rory in 2016 would most likely be destroyed by Silva on his way out of the UFC. Phone Post

We will have to see if Rory can keep this up. If he continuously improves, Anderson is done.
12/10/12 12:01 PM
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Dwight K Schrute - My favorite fighter, but I do not see him fighting 10 more times. Maybe 2 more fights I mean come on, he's 38 now so... Phone Post
He is getting up there, but he's still so dominate, and he'll make A LOT of money. Phone Post
12/10/12 12:02 PM
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yellow wrkahlc -  Uber Rory in 2016 would most likely be destroyed by Silva on his way out of the UFC. Phone Post

We will have to see if Rory can keep this up. If he continuously improves, Anderson is done.
Eh. Phone Post
12/10/12 12:05 PM
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No way he fights 10 more times, but shit, I hope Dana locks him in for as many fights as possible. Phone Post
12/10/12 12:26 PM
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12/10/12 5:44 PM
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If he fought ten more times, he will be 55 years old during his last fight.
12/10/12 5:51 PM
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Sad when the "news" source here cannot even get their title spelled correctly.

 

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