Anderson Silva has an MMA record of 34-11-0, and he is calling it a career. Spider Man has seemingly stepped in the Octagon for competition for the last time. He will now focus on another passion of his in combat sports, boxing.
ESPN spoke to Anderson Silva where he revealed that his days in MMA are done. He will now focus on a boxing career instead. He has a boxing match coming up against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in Guadalajara, Mexico on June 19.
“I think MMA for me is done. Because it’s hard to train MMA. It’s hard to stay training in a good level because you hurt yourself a lot. Now I just try to enjoy it. I don’t need to prove nothing for anybody. I just try to enjoy every single moment I fight in different sports. And that’s it.”
Anderson Silva won’t be competing in MMA anymore, but he’ll never totally leave the world. He also remarked that “Maybe my next challenge is jiu-jitsu — gi or no-gi.” That is always an option.
The 46-year-old fighter has established himself as a legend already. Now he is on to the next part of his journey.
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