Anderson Silva ‘Loves’ Competing In MMA, Wants To Do So For Six More Years

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has fielded the retirement question for the past few years now.

Despite being 37 years old, Silva has proven time and time again that he is one of the elite fighters of all-time. Now, in an interview with the Brazilian newspaper Estadao, “The Spider” is revealing that he has another six years left in his body.

I guess you can see more like six years of fighting (left). I love what I do. The team that works with me does a fantastic job. I’ve never had a serious injury that took myself away from competition. So, I think I have this a little while longer.

Silva has won all 15 of his UFC fights, setting records for most successful title defenses. He recently defeated Chael Sonnen for a second time, and is currently rumored to be headed towards a super-fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.

Photo credit: Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran

Event Date: September 12, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2

Event Date: September 13, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef

Event Date: September 19, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson

Event Date: September 20, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey

Event Date: September 26, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

Event Date: September 27, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass