At 44 years old, Anderson Silva has no interest in slowing down anytime soon, even if it appears as though he should. Silva has lost his last few fights, including one a few months ago against Israel Adesanya. The Brazilian UFC legend also lost his most recent fight at UFC 237 against Jared Cannonier. Silva went down in the first round with a right knee injury and was unable to continue, giving Cannonier the win. After the fight, many felt as though Silva was finished considering just how many injuries he has faced throughout his career.
Silva touched down in the United States today and spoke to TMZ about his most recent fight. Instead of backing down, Silva says he has absolutely no plans of calling it quits.
“I’m not stopping, I’m not retiring,” he said matter of factly. Silva explained that he plans to get healthy and has already asked Dana White for a rematch against Cannonier, although White wants Silva to heal first. The cameraman also asked Silva about his knee and whether or not he’s feeling any better.
“It’s not good but it’s not too bad,” Silva explained. “The good thing is I start physical therapy.”
You have to respect the legend. We just hope he gets better and doesn’t hurt himself more.