ANDERSON SILVA seems to be refusing retirement regardless of his UFC launch as he has ‘whole perception’ he can proceed within the ‘elite of MMA’.
The middleweight icon was beaten in his farewell UFC fight last month, with Uriah Corridor successful in spherical 4.
Anderson Silva seems to be refusing retirement regardless of his UFC launchCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
He was then released from his contract regardless of having one bout left on his contract.
However the 45-year-old took to Instagram to tell followers that his combating days could not but be over.
He wrote: “I like and have at all times liked what I do, successful and dropping are part of it, it has completely nothing to do with age.
“I made technical errors and misplaced, however I didn’t lose what’s most vital, the desire and the need to proceed doing what I like.
“I nonetheless have the warrior spirit and that burning flame in my coronary heart that motivates me.
“I’ve whole perception that I can proceed to compete within the elite of MMA.
“I take this second to mirror about my profession and to plan my subsequent strikes…
Silva has now misplaced eight of his final 9 bouts, and UFC president Dana White claimed he made a ‘mistake’ by letting him face Hall.
White additionally referred to as on different sanctioning or athletic commissions to forestall the veteran from combating on.
However Silva hit again by claiming his retirement was being pressured as he insisted he’s going nowhere.
He mentioned: “I didn’t wish to discuss this topic, particularly as a result of I’m on trip and because the saying goes, “a deal is a deal”.
“I’ll make it clear to all my followers that it is a second of pleasure and gratitude!!!
“I be at liberty, after an try and pressure my retirement!”
Regardless of Silva’s name to hold on his profession, promoter White blasted that he ought to ‘by no means battle once more’ following his stoppage loss to Corridor.
He mentioned: “I made an enormous mistake. I shouldn’t have let him battle this battle.
“However out of respect to him — he’s a legend of this sport, a legend of this firm — I did one thing that I disagreed with.
“I knew I used to be proper and tonight proved I used to be proper and Anderson Silva ought to by no means battle once more.”