Anderson Silva doubts you've seen the last of him in MMA competition. Since parting ways with the UFC in November 2020, Silva has dedicated himsel
Anderson Silva doubts you’ve seen the last of him in MMA competition. Since parting ways with the UFC in November 2020, Silva has dedicated himself to a boxing career.
With recent wins over combat sports veterans Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Tito Ortiz. He will then fight YouTube star Jake Paul on October 29 in Glendale, Arizona.
Silva was asked Wednesday on The MMA Hour if his MMA days were really over, and the 46-year-old replied that he had already discussed the possibility of fighting in Japan after his final UFC fight took place at APEX in Las Vegas.
“When I did my last fight in the UFC, I talked to Japan about doing my last fight there. because it makes a lot of sense«.
“I got my first title in Japan, in Shooto. Maybe I fight in Japan, my last fight, to show my respect for the people of Japan, for my fans in Japan as well. We’ll see, I don’t know.”
Prior to his legendary championship run in the UFC, Silva was a standout fighter in Japan, capturing the middleweight title from Shooto in 2001. and then bringing his crowd-pleasing style to famed promoter PRIDE.
He last fought in Japan at the star-studded Pride FC: Shockwave 2004 event, a card that featured Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the main event, as well as appearances by Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson, Takanori Gomi, Jens Pulver, Mirko Cro Cop, and Mark Hunt.