Anderson Silva confirms next UFC fight will be his final one

Daniel Cunningham
UFC, Anderson Silva

The career of one of the greatest mixed martial artists the world has ever known is coming to an end. Next Saturday night, UFC legend and former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva (34-10,1 NC) will make the walk for the final time in his career.

When the fight was discussed, Dana White hinted that this would be the final UFC fight for Silva. However, Silva told MMA Junkie yesterday that this would in fact be the final time that fans would see him fight inside a UFC octagon.

“For sure, this is the last fight. Probably. I love the sport. I’ve prepared my mind for this. I’ve prepared for fight my entire life, but yes, this is my last fight in UFC. I feel sad because I don’t have this anymore. This is the last one,” Silva told MMA Junkie.

Silva’s run of dominance inside the UFC has only been matched by Jon Jones. He is by far one of the greatest to ever do it, and he has his chance to go out on top next week. However, the fight is not going to be an easy one.

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Standing across Silva next Saturday night will be Uriah Hall (15-9). Hall rose to fame in his stint on the Ultimate Fighter where he reminded so many fans of the UFC champion at the time which was Anderson Silva.

Hall looked like he was going to be a title contender right out of the gate. However, Hall never truly lived up to the potential of being the superstar people thought he would be. Instead, his career has been filled with ups in downs.

That being said, he will enter UFC Vegas 12 on a two fight winning streak and having gone 3-1 in his last four fights. It should be a fun striking matchup for the fans next Saturday. The perfect stylistic opponent for Silva to go out on. It will be a fun but sad evening at UFC Vegas 12 regardless of the results.