Unlike other welterweights that frequently ask for a title shot, Erick Silva won’t have any of that. The Brazilian is focused on the task at hand and will worry about the belt in a few years.
“I’ve never been too worried about the belt,” said Silva to TATAME. “For now, I’m worried about keeping me employed. It’s too early to think about the title, but of course I want to be champion. Maybe two years from now. I prefer to gain more experience before, but if the UFC think I’m ready for something bigger, I’ll be ready.”
Currently, the UFC doesn’t seem interested in putting Silva in the title picture. He’s booked against the 17-2 Dong Hyun Kim.
Silva is 3-2 for the UFC and leaves the fans happy. His performances got him Fight of the Night once and he’s a two-time Submission of the Night winner. He needed one round to submit Jason High with a reverse triangle armbar.
They’re on tap for UFC Fight Night 32 on October 9. It comes from Brazil’s Ginasio Jose Correa and headlined with Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields.