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Anderson Silva Isn't Close To Retiring From MMA

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So says his esteemed manager in Ed Soares as he spoke with MMAWeekly Radio this week.  I suppose it was the same show that Soares retorted to the comments UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen made about Anderson Silva.  Of course just last year, it was thought that Silva would be retiring after his current UFC contract was completed(I think he has 3 fights left on this one).  However, now Soares says that it's all about the big fights now:

"I believe the last fights of his career will definitely be big fights. That's what he wants, to have the big fights, regardless of what the weight is," Soares commented. "Whether it's at light heavyweight, whether it's at heavyweight, whether it's at a catchweight, doesn't make a different. He just wants to challenge himself and be involved in some of the biggest fights that the UFC can put together."

I'm all for that, I mean he's basically ran through everyone as a middleweight and even beat a top 5 light heavyweight in Forrest Griffin.  I mentioned this a while back, but I would love to see Anderson Silva fight as a heavyweight.  The guy walks around at 225 pounds or so.  I think if he were to bulk up just a little bit, he's still have a huge quickness advantage over most heavyweights.  Silva's camp mentioned taking on Frank Mir last year, and Mir was open to the fight.  So it'll be interesting to see what fights the UFC will conjure up for Silva after he takes on Vitor Belfort at UFC 112.    Who would you like to see Silva face, regardless of weight classes?

HT: MMAWeekly