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Anderson Silva part ways with UFC, now is free agent

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by KazDibiase, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva is free to sign with other MMA promotions

    “The Spider” is longer a UFC fighter, multiple people with knowledge of the situation told MMA Fighting.

    Anderson Silva still had one bout left in his deal with the UFC after a fourth-round defeat to Uriah Hall in October, but both fighter and company opted to part ways, sources said. The former UFC middleweight champion is now free to sign with any organization.

    Moments after his most recent defeat in Las Vegas on Oct. 31, Silva (34-11, 1 NC) said it was “tough to say it’s my last” fight. He changed the tune a day later, however, releasing a statement in which he said “goodbye to an entire life dedicated to my sport.” Silva is still undecided if he will continue fighting, sources said.

    Silva, 45, is one of the greatest fighters to ever enter the octagon, setting the record for most UFC wins in a row (16) and reigning as the middleweight champion between 2006 and 2013. His victories over Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen changed the way MMA was seen in Brazil, turning him into a massive star.

    The Spider walks away from the promotion with a UFC record of 17-7 and one no contest, including wins over the likes of Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin (twice) and Demian Maia. Silva only won one of his last nine octagon appearances with defeats to Daniel Cormier, Israel Adesanya, Chris Weidman, Michael Bisping and others.

    https://www.mmafighting.com/platfor...&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true
     
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  2. VinceArch I am all of me.

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  3. FKAri Green Belt

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    I hope he doesn't start fighting in another promotion but I suspect he might.
     
  4. 13 others Black Belt

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    Crazy how a fighters career comes full circle like this. There was a time when many ppvs were sold on his name alone.

    People knew they were in for some crazy shit when they heard "ain't no sunshine" play. Regardless of your opinion of him, he was a human highlight real in his prime and he was the top dog in UFC over guys like GSP & Jones at one point. The end of an era forsure imo.

    Iz normal
     
  5. NoneChuck Amsterdamned

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    Is normal
     
  6. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Silva vs Sexyama at ONE FC. You know you want it

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  7. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    I wouldnt mind seeing him do something else then MMA...and still compete but fighting MMA isnt really necessary anymore for him..imo

    Maybe some Grappling underground,metamoris...Adcc...

    Or kickboxing

    Or even boxing...

    But no bare knuckle or MMA...hes got nothing left to prove
     
  8. DS7 Bangkok Ready

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    Anderson about to KO Fedor in Bellator
     
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  9. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    Akiyama with that shotty lead hook...melted him.haah
     
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  10. dracul Purple Belt

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    huge

    because he ain't retiring yet
     
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  11. Satan's Daddy. Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Innovated the game of mma in different aspects, thank you Anderson Silva.

    Would of been nice to see him crush a can for his way out instead of being matched with another killer tho.
     
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  12. dracul Purple Belt

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    i still wanna see sexyama vs wanderlei
     
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  13. The UFC Brander Collector Pimp Andrew

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    I want to see him roided up and in matrix mode
     
  14. BoTyson You will not shrink me gypsy, I have your tears

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    He should fight Fedor, pretty even fight nowadays since watching Fedor getting slapped about by Fabio Maldonado & Silva getting knocked out by Ryan Hall <Lmaoo>
     
  15. BoTyson You will not shrink me gypsy, I have your tears

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    You mean do a crocop?

    look unbeatable outside the testing pool
    Lose every fight inside the testing pool
    go on a 10 fight winning streak outside the testing pool

    Sign me up for that shit :)

    I wanna see erectile dysfunctional Anderoid vs Adesanya.
     
  16. SmoothPies Purple Belt

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    Please no BKFC... Please no BKFC...
     
  17. Berkowitz Banned Banned

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    Anderson Silva brought the spirit of Martial Arts to life - he is the Greatest Of All Time.

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  18. fzoid4454 Black Belt

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    I'd say maybe we'd finally get Machida/Silva, but (A) they were never interested because they were buds, and (B) I could see that one as 95+% feinting at each other and really pissing people off.
     
  19. Mr. Fixit Green Belt

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    <{cruzshake}>
     
  20. BoTyson You will not shrink me gypsy, I have your tears

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    Whoops Uriah <Eek2.0>
     
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