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Serious question, should Erick Silva consider retirement from MMA after tonight?

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  1. KoreanZawmbie Black Belt

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    All his past losses, were brutal. Even in the Fitch fight, Fitch landed solid shots and was even given the name "broke fitch," after that onslaught.

    After hearing he had to be taken out on a stretcher to the hospital, I can't help to think he might consider retiring from MMA.

    He's stuck between a rock and a hard place. His chance at title contention are clearly done. He can't get past the grapplers, nor can he get past the mid range guys. Only to make his matters worse, he's grouped in with the most stacked and dangerous weight class in all of MMA. Lombard would have had quite literally murdered him tonight.

    Just a thought.
     
  2. The Komodo Blue Belt

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    Retiring? I would say that's a bit extreme but wouldn't be a bad thing.

    What he really needs is a camp change.
     
  3. berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

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    serious answer. no.
     
  4. Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    Definitely.

    He should retire.

    I mean, not getting a treadmill, or switching camps, or getting a corner who will actually give him worthwhile midfight advice wouldn't be worthwhile.

    Instead, he should ... RETIRE.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha
     
  5. Megatronlee Red Belt

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    Dude needs to defend himself better and protect that jaw
     
  6. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    He should go fight cans in Bellator
     
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    Is my life a lie?
     
  8. betyourlife82 Be water, my friend

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    If that's the case, there are quite a few fighters who should retire right along with him
     
  9. KoreanZawmbie Black Belt

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    You have to consider the magnitude of the beating.

    He will never be the same fighter again.
     
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    Come on....no, he is 29 and has a lot to show and improve. If I where to say someone should retire it is Walburger(?), he has taken an incredible amount of punishment at a young age.
     
  11. mmafan2004 Green Belt

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    Take a short break, and switch camps. Still young and has tons of potential.
     
  12. lowsingle Banned Banned

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    his problem is when he gets tired and just lets the other guy beat on him until it gets too terrible

    he either needs cardio or his corner needs to throw in the towel
     
  13. Hard Charger Black Belt

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    Serious answer. Yes.

    That dude took about 100 legit shots to the head tonight. A few more fights like tonight and he risks serious brain damage
     
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    I think he needs to take 6 months off, reassess where he's at and reconsider his options regarding training and weight class.
     
  15. King of Fists Mobile Platinum Member

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    That, or invest in a treadmill
     
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  17. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    If he feels like it, sure.

    But there is nothing wrong with being the 27th best guy in the world.
    I would love to be the 27th best guy in the world at ANYTHING.

    Just putting things into perspective.
     
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    Release him so he can go fight in the jungle again.
     
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    That beating rivaled cain vs jds 2/3
     
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    He may have no choice. That was epicly brutal.
     

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