One of the greatest names in the MMA village in the world has decided on the end of his playing career.
Since his injury against Jared Cannonier at UFC 237, not much has been heard from the legendary Anderson Silva.
Sadly, when Dana White announced Anderson Silva’s next ride, the UFC president also said that this would be the Brazilian legend’s last match. Recently, the “Spider” also confirmed the arrival of October 31 (US time) at UFC on ESPN + 39 as its farewell.
“That was the last match.” Silva spoke of the upcoming confrontation with Uriah Hall. “For sure, I love this sport and have prepared myself mentally for it. I am ready for the match all my life and now is the time for the last one. ”
Anderson Silva confirmed the match against Uriah Hall was the final match.
So far, Anderson Silva has spent 23 years in a professional MMA competition since his first broadcast in 1997 at BFC 1. During this time, “Spider” has played a total of 45 matches (34 wins, 10 losses, 1 no result).
He participated in the most prestigious auction floors of generations of MMA fighters such as Shooto, PRIDE and UFC – which put Silva’s name on the superstar with the title of greatest fighter in the history of midsize.
“Maybe, I’ll miss the practice a lot.” – Silva shared. “Prepare your mind and body for each match. That is probably the most important thing and I will definitely be sad not to maintain it anymore. This will be the last time. ”
The audience will surely remember the stunning performances of “Spider” Silva at his peak.
Since the historic defeat to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Anderson Silva has entered the ramps of his career with only 2 wins (1 later turned to zero when he was found to be banned).
Facing young martial artists, powerful fighting style, Silva still demonstrates the ultimate technique but no longer has absolute control as before. The most recent evidence is the match with Jared Cannonier, the crash of “Killa Gorilla” caused Silva’s knee injury to recur and had to stop playing for more than a year.