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.

Will MMA miss Anderson Silva around? Do you expect big things from his jump to boxing? Sound off in the comments below!

H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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