Anderson Silva Unsure About Fighting Again Following Loss
Anderson Silva has come back from one of the worst injuries ever seen in MMA. Nobody would blame him for retiring following this most recent scare.
When fighting Jared Cannonier at UFC 237, Silva took some damage to his leg. This damage would lead to Silva receiving a TKO loss. Following this, many were questioning the fighting future of the 44-year old. This seems to include the Spider himself, according to his recent Instagram post (translated via BloodyElbow).
“In these four days, after yet another unsuccessful mission, I’m questioning whether I should or not keep training, dedicating myself, overcoming injuries, pain, etc. I ask myself always, ‘Is the love that I feel for my sport consuming my mind and my body to the point I can no longer continue?’”
Silva would also talk about trying to find his place in the world. He talks about his love for MMA being louder than his doubt. Anderson Silva would also mention that he no longer feels the need to be perfect. Silva would finish with this:
“Guys, what we really must do is take all the opportunities that life gives us to improve ourselves as people. Therefore, always remember that failures are your best teachers and that it’s in the hard moments that people need to find reasons to keep going forward. Our actions, especially when we need to overcome ourselves, make us better people. Our ability to resist and stay on path is what makes us special people.”
Whether or not he chooses to fight again, Anderson Silva has nothing left to prove.