Report: Anderson Silva Confirms He Is ‘Not Retiring’, Wants Rematch With Jared Cannonier

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Anderson Silva Puts Doubts To Rest, Eyes Rematch

Anderson Silva suffered a leg injury in his UFC 237 bout with Jared Cannonier. Since then, he has expressed doubts about his fighting future.

Since the Instagram post expressing doubts, Silva has gone on to clear things up. He spoke to TMZ regarding his future plans.

“I’m not stopping. I’m not retiring. I just take my time now because I have my movie in China, I go to China to promote my movie and come down a little bit. Take care of my knee. start physical therapy but let’s see. I’ll come back soon.”

This could be concerning to some who want to see the 44-year old hang up the gloves. Prior to his UFC 237 bout, he spoke about having three more fights on his contract, and wanting to fight those out. After that, he would consider even resigning a contract with the UFC. As for what is next for “The Spider,” he wants to run back the bout with Cannonier.

“I talked to Dana about that but Dana just talked to me and said ‘go back home, rest. be careful for your knee and let’s go see’. But that is the one chance, a big chance for it to happen.”

It was expected that had the injury to his knee from UFC 237 been more severe, he would have retired. Anderson Silva has gone 5-1 (1NC) since losing his belt in 2013. While he is not getting blown out by most of his opponents, there does not seem to be much to offer in the way of competitiveness in the division.

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