Despite being 38-years of age, Anderson Silva‘s best days are still ahead.
At least you’d have to imagine that after his current negotiations with the UFC on a new contract landed at way more than three or four more fights.
Silva currently has two fights left on his UFC contract, but it’s no secret the promotion will break the bank to ensure they keep their reigning and defending middleweight champion happy with a new deal.
On Saturday in the midst of UFC on Fox 5, UFC President Dana White confirmed that negotiations are underway, and they tried to lock Silva down on a new 8-fight contract, but he turned them down.
Not because it wasn’t enough money or because he only wanted to fight a few more times before he ended his career. No, it’s because Anderson Silva wanted more fights.
“We tried to do an 8-fight deal with him and he said (expletive) that, I want a 10-fight deal. So we’ll see what happens,” White revealed.
Silva’s next fight in the UFC has not been determined yet. He was rumored for months to face UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a super fight, but now all signs are pointing to that fight not happening with St-Pierre likely to face Nick Diaz next.
There are still plenty of options for Silva, but the most likely scenario is if Michael Bisping gets past Vitor Belfort in January, then he would almost assuredly be the next candidate in line for the UFC middleweight title.