MMA legend, future Hall of Fame and current boxer Anderson Silva told the ideal timing of his retirement from combat sports.
Anderson Silva is now 46 years old, but he does not allow his Father’s Time to prevent him from continuing to compete at a high level. Last fall, the UFC released Silva after losing to Uriah Hall. While many fans and the media wrote him off at that moment, Silva decided to make the leap into the world of professional boxing, and back in June he won an upset split decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. It was a good performance by Silva, and now he will fight former UFC champion Tito Ortiz next weekend in another professional boxing match, this time for the Triller Fight Club.
Speaking to TMZ Sports before the fight with Ortiz, Silva was asked how long he plans to continue fighting. As for the ” Spider”, he still has at least three good years left. However, he will still keep the door open for the opportunity to continue fighting further.
“I don’t know (if I fight in my 50s), but my goal is for my last fight to be at age 49. At 49, I’m done. Probably, thats’ my goal. Fight three more years, then I’m done. 49, that’s the number. Maybe I can fight more, but right now my goal is to stop fighting at age 49. I won’t fight anymore,” Silva said. “But I don’t know. I’m in good shape. I’m so happy to go to the gym every day, the Spider Lab, and learning something new. I’m so happy, bro. I’m a very lucky guy because God gives me the opportunity to continue doing my job. That’s insane. It’s incredible.”