Anderson Silva revealed on Instagram that he is not done with fighting:
The former UFC Middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva hasn’t been enjoying much success since he lost
his title to Chris Weidman back in UFC 162. Many thought the ‘Spider’ had reached the end of his career
as we saw him struggle to survive in his last fights, but Silva says he isn’t ready to hang up his gloves yet.
Only yesterday, Silva posted on Instagram an old picture of himself with the middleweight championship
belt around his waist, bowing down to the crowd out of respect after his triumph in the Octagon. The
post also included a caption that expressed his gratitude to his team and his fans, and furthermore also
stated that he will soon make his return to the Octagon.
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Quando olho esta foto, percebo o quanto Deus me fortalece sempre me dando luz na minha caminhada. Em uma longa viagem, lembranças fantásticas do tempo em que brincava nas ruas do bairro onde cresci em Curitiba. Tudo que passei, tudo que consegui construir com força de vontade, com determinação e muita honra. Tive o previlégio de colocar o brasão do meu time do coração, de uma certa forma, dar um título mundial pra ele e principalmente, pro meu povo. Só tenho a agradecer a todos vocês por tudo, digo de coração, amo vocês todos que sempre estão me dando forças. Beijo! Amo vocês de verdade, força e honra a todos, independente de time, cor, raça, religião e opção sexual, somos todos irmãos. Obrigado meu povo! Podem ter certeza que ainda não acabou. Meu amor e minha paixão pela luta estão aqui, firmes e fortes. A luta continua, vou parar quando DEUS achar que não dá mais. Então quem é meu fã, pode ter certeza, que logo estou de volta, pra alegria dos que torcem por mim e pra tristeza dos que não kkkkkk beijo . When I look at this photo, I realize how much God strengthens me by always giving me light in my walk. On a long trip, fantastic memories of the time I played in the streets of the neighborhood where I grew up in Curitiba. Everything I've been through, everything I've built with willpower, determination and great honor. I had the privilege of putting the coat of my heart team, in a way, to give a world title to him and especially to my people. I just have to thank you all for everything, I say from my heart, I love you all who are always giving me strength. Kiss! I really love you, strength and honor to all, regardless of team, color, race, religion and sexual choice, we are all brothers. Thank you, my people! You can be sure it's not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I'm back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don’t kkkkkk kiss
The Legend’s last victory was over fellow UFC middleweight Derek Brunson back in February 2017
through a controversial decision which came after a four year period of misfortune. Later, that year he
was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the inaugural UFC event in Mainland China, but was pulled out
from the bout as he failed out-of competition drug test.
This hasn’t been the first time the former pound for pound champion has failed a drug test. Previously,
post his fight with Nick Diaz he tested positive for Drostanolone and Androsterone. As a result, his win
over Diaz was turned into a no-contest. Despite failing drug tests multiple times, he has remained clean
during his title reign and is known for his class inside and outside the cage.
He had earlier revealed that he had signed a multi-fight deal with the company despite being well over
40 years of age and when many doubted if he could still continue. However, he won’t be the first to
shine in the late age. Randy Couture, another UFC legend had most of his success at a very late age.
It would be nice to see the Brazilian Legend fight the new generation of fighters like Luke Rockhold and
Robert Whittaker but this won’t be an easy task as the current UFC fighters are reaching a whole new
level of athleticism.