Anderson Silva’s career is already of Hall of Fame caliber. He’s 42 year old. He holds several UFC records. He hasn’t fought since February 2017 and he tested positive for banned substances for the second time of his career in November.
But he’s not ready to hang up his gloves yet.
Silva (34-8) posted a note on hison Sunday thanking fans for their support and making it clear that he plans to return to the Octagon.
When I look at this photo, I realize how much God strengthens me by always giving me light in my walk. On a long trip, fantastic memories of the time I played in the streets of the neighborhood where I grew up in Curitiba. Everything I've been through, everything I've built with willpower, determination, and great honor. I had the privilege of putting the coat of my heart team, in a way, to give a world title to him and especially to my people. I just have to thank you all for everything, I say from my heart, I love you all who are always giving me strength. Kiss! I really love you, strength and honor to all, regardless of team, color, race, religion, and sexual choice, we are all brothers. Thank you, my people! You can be sure it's not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I cannot do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I'm back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don't
Silva last fought Derek Brunson at UFC 208, winning his first bout since October 2012. He was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum in November, but was removed due to a failed out-of-competition drug test. Silva is currently ranked ninth by the UFC in the middleweight division.
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