Tuesday, August 11, 2020
UFC - Personalized Walkout Jerseys

Anderson Silva to extend UFC contract past the 3 fights left currently

More from author

Daniel Cormier vows to ‘smash’ Stipe Miocic at UFC 252

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is all set to defend his title against Daniel Cormier this weekend at UFC 252. The fight will take place...

Tyron Woodley vs Colby Covington set for September 19

A highly anticipated and mouth-watering fight between former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former title challenger Colby Covington has been set by the...

MMA India’s Weekly Roundup (4 Aug – 10 Aug): Conor McGregor to Olympics? Khabib won’t train at AKA and more

Welcome to the MMA India show’s weekly MMA round up. We take a look at the biggest stories of the past week, which includes big...

UFC on ESPN+ 32: Lewis vs. Oleinik: Main card results, play by play, highlights

The UFC is back for another week with a highly anticipated main event fight between former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis and Aleksei Oleinik at UFC on ESPN+...
Jay Rock
Jay Rockhttp://mmaindia.com
MMA, Boxing, NBA, Cricket, Betting
- Advertisement -
UFC - GYM

Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts legend Anderson Silva is all set to fight Jared Cannonier at the Jeunesse Arena at UFC 237 which will take place on May 11 in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

At 44 year old and fighting Jared Cannonier isn’t going to be easy as he is coming off of a TKO victory against David Branch at UFC 230. On the other hand, Anderson Silva lost his last fight to current UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya at UFC 234. Silva is winless in more than two years and his last victory came against Derek Brunson at UFC 208.

Anderson Silva

Even though Silva’s prime years are behind him the UFC legend is working on extending his current UFC contract. According to Jorge Guimaraes, who is Silva’s manager told ESPN that the UFC is working to extending the contract past the three-fights which are currently left.

He’s still got plenty of firewood to burn. He has a very high IQ and knows how to train well. Age is just a number. He never did [recreational] drugs and never drank. He’s perfectly healthy. I think he’s in his best shape ever.” Jorge said.

Although Anderson Silva himself didn’t say much about his fighting future in the fight week leading up to UFC 237, his manager insists that the former middleweight champion isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Oh, the deal will be absolutely renewed,” Guimaraes said. “We’ve already talked about that, and [UFC president Dana White is] interested in it. Just take a look what the boom he caused in Brazil because of that. The UFC is interested. Good things are coming.” (H/T – ESPN.com)

ALSO READ:

Dana White open to Jordan Burroughs UFC bow

If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out SportsIndiaShow.com
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.com

- Advertisement -

UFC - Personalized Walkout Jerseys
- Advertisement -Anderson Silva to extend UFC contract past the 3 fights left currently - Silva
- Advertisement - UFC - Replica Championship Belt

Related articles

- Advertisement - Anderson Silva to extend UFC contract past the 3 fights left currently - Silva