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Wanderlei Silva On His MMA Future Nearing Its End, Wants To Help Other Fighters Post-Retirement

The idea of what’s next for Pride veteran Wanderlei Silva (34-12-1-1 NC) remains unclear to him, but his MMA future is on his mind.

“Every day I think about what I’m going to do,” said Silva. “Right now I think that the moment is so close to passing to the other side of the table, but I don’t know when. MMA has opened up a lot of doors for us and we have friends around the world. We can use that to help each other.”

Silva is open to working with the UFC once he retires.

“I want to try some things,” said Silva. “My goal will never be to make money; it’s about helping the people. I love the people and want to give opportunities to the guys who don’t have money to train MMA one day.”

Silva has won three of his last 10 fights. He is 3-5 in the UFC, since he joined in 2007. He lost his last fight at UFC 147 to Rich Franklin (29-6-1 NC), who filled in as a replacement for Silva’s original opponent Vitor Belfort (21-9).

Dana White has stated that it may be best for Silva to retire, but he will let him decide when he’s ready to call it a career.