Recently, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva released a a statement in which he informed fight fans that if the UFC doesn’t book an interim middleweight title fight to accommodate for the UFC booking a middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, then he could potentially be looking at retiring.
Dana White informed Silva that the UFC has no intentions of making an interim middleweight title at the present time, which then resulted in Silva going on a rather lengthy irate, in which he called out not only the UFC brasss, but also UFC President Dana White as well.
One bit of info that the MMA community has paid particular attention to is the possibility of Silva retiring.
Now, Silva’s co-manager, Jorge Guimares has spoken to MMAJunkie to discuss silva’s potential retirement, saying:
“I think he’s far from done, but he doesn’t want to hear about Kelvin Gastelum or anybody else,”
“He feels like every time those guys need him, he steps up to the plate, and it doesn’t happen the other way around,”
“I think he’s far from retired,” Guimaraes said. “I watched him training, and it’s pretty impressive. He’s healthier than ever. He’s watching his diet. That’s one thing he didn’t do before. Now, he’s on top of it.”
Wheather or not Silva and the UFC are able to reach an agreement remains to be seen. For the present time, Silva will sit on the sidelines following his recent win over Derek Brunson, which saw him snap a losing streak.
While Silva’s future is undecided, St-Pierre recently informed UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping that he will be ready to step into the Octagon with Bisping after this summer is over, which ironically puts St-Pierre several months off from the timeline given by Michael Bisping.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/10/2017.