At 38-years-old, Anderson Silva originally wanted a new UFC contract for four fights. The UFC countered with eight and somehow they landed on 10. The middleweight champion hopes to fulfill the obligation, but is realistic.
“It all depends,” said Silva through a translator on MMA Junkie. “Ten fights is about six years, so we’ll see what happens in the meantime. I hope that I’m still inspired and that I still have the will power and the desire to go out there and fight. But I’m happy.”
In his first fight of 2013, Silva takes on the undefeated Chris Weidman. Silva puts his undefeated UFC record and middleweight title on the line.
On average, Silva has fought at least twice a year. He’s coming off stoppages against Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar.