First, “Bulldog” stopped JP Buys by knockout to safe his very first octagon victory on the last bout of his UFC deal. Several hours afterwards, Silva was educated he experienced received more $50,000 in bonus for a single of the finest performances of the night time at the UFC APEX. Now, Silva has just signed a new four-fight offer with the marketing.
“It was ideal,” Silva mentioned in an job interview with MMA Battling on Tuesday. “It couldn’t be improved. I fought effectively, I knocked him out, gained the reward, I ain’t wounded, and just signed a new deal.”
Silva, who went -2 with one particular no-contest in his initial a few UFC bouts, experienced his best overall performance so far below the company’s banner, ending the Dana White’s Contender Collection signee in the next round.
“It went specifically as my workforce and I imagined,” he mentioned. “He came out sturdy in the 2nd spherical, I felt he was pushing the rate so I waited and landed that correct hand. It was excellent because he’s a tricky kid who was on a roll with a great deal of hoopla and I knocked him down 4 situations.”
The Brazilian flyweight would like to get back in the cage “in four months or so,” he explained, and would really like to share the cage with previous title contender Joseph Benavidez, the very last man to beat his teammate and cornerman Henry Cejudo in the UFC back again in 2016. Benavidez dropped a few in a row in the UFC to Deiveson Figueiredo (2 times) and Askar Askarov.
“We inquire for what we want but it doesn’t often materialize,” Silva mentioned. “I questioned for him for the reason that he’s the most important identify there and I would completely battle Benavidez now if they gave me the fight. It would be terrific. Let’s wait around and see what they say.”