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Anderson Silva Wants To Retire As A Middleweight

Anderson Silva

“Middleweight class is my big deal and it’s the title I will keep. I haven’t got the intention to dispute the light-heavyweight belt. That’s up to Rogerio Minotouro…There are still some tough fighters at 185. I’d go up in class if Lyoto wasn’t the title holder and Minotouro wasn’t coming over. But today my problem is in my division where I want to finish my career, and that is what really matters.”

—Anderson Silva, via Fighters Only, proclaiming his desire to finish his career as a middleweight

It’s been quite the roller coaster ride with Anderson lately. He wants big fights at light heavyweight, heavyweight, a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. and there was even talk at one point about him vacating the middleweight title. Not to mention, he has claimed in the past that he’s retiring from mixed martial arts once he completes the three fights remaining on his contract. Whatever he does between now and then, it looks like he’ll finish his career as a middleweight. The only question is when? Will it be in 2010 or will he re-sign for a few more?

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