After a recent decision loss to Rich Franklin, many reports had mentioned the end of Silva's fighting career. At 35 years of age, and with several battle scars, Silva knows his career is winding down.
"I will be requested to work with the UFC even at the end of my career in the Octagon. I already spoken to boss Dana White regarding my retirement and he has given me all the support," said Silva, in a recent interview with Por Dentro da Arena. "He is a great boss. I've talked to Dana would like to work in the field related to people and thereby something greater still to come."
As for if he will fight again, Silva mentioned still wanting to rematch Vitor Belfort, and added, "Very soon a big surprise will come. I may be back in December." Belfort knocked out Silva in 1998 and the two were set to square off after coaching on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but Belfort was forced out with a hand injury.
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"I fought my last five and I did five rounds, nearly half-stand it well," Silva said. "My last two fights were chosen as the best Fights of the Night, I think with these performances I can reach 50 or more fights."
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