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Anderson Silva Nearly Retired From MMA Before Coming To UFC, Video

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was on the brink of retirement before a conversation with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Silva, who has become one of the top fighters in all of MMA, will face Chris Weidman in July at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman. During a recent interview on FUEL TV, “The Spider” discussed his decision to remain in the sport.

Check out the video below to hear Silva speak on his near-retirement plans: