Former UFC middleweight winner Anderson Silva, 1 of the biggest fighters in the promotion’s history, is no extended section of its roster.
On Thursday, MMA Preventing described that Silva has officially been introduced from the UFC roster, which suggests he’s now cost-free to compete for yet another advertising, need to he so select.
Anderson Silva ruled about the UFC middleweight division from 2006 to 2013. In the course of that time, he defended his title towards the likes of Prosperous Franklin, Nate Marquardt, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen (two times), Vitor Belfort, and Yushin Okami. He also picked up mild heavyweight wins above James Irvin, Forrest Griffin, and Stephan Bonnar.
Extra lately, Silva has fallen on difficult occasions. The legend is 1-7 in his final 7 fights, sandwiching a close conclusion win more than Derek Brunson among losses to Chris Weidman (twice), Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier, Israel Adesanya, Jared Cannonier and most lately, Uriah Corridor.
The struggle with Hall, which went down on Halloween evening, was greatly predicted to be Silva’s final in the UFC, so information of his launch is not stunning. Having said that, it will be fascinating to see regardless of whether the getting old MMA legend decides to experience off into the sunset or indicator with an additional advertising.
When it’s doable Silva could be scooped up by a advertising like Rizin, 1 Championship, or the PFL, Bellator manager Scott Coker has previously ruled out signing the former UFC champ to his promotion.
“I have a lot of respect for him,” the Bellator boss told MMA Junkie when requested about signing Silva. “He’s definitely a single of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts. I seriously haven’t thought about it, but I feel I’m delighted with the way our roster is heading and the fighters that we have now. I believe that is my statement on that.”
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