Well, well, well, after stating that his time as a championship contender is over, MMA superstar Anderson Silva apparently wants to take another run at the UFC’s middleweight crown…
Since Silva suffered his horrific leg injury in his rematch with reigning champ Chris Weidman last December, the legendary fighter has said he doesn’t plan to contend for the belt. More recently, in fact, Silva said he doesn’t have “the patience” any longer to be a contender, and that “I’m closer to retirement every day.”
In a new interview with the Brazilian publication Veja, however, Silva relayed a complete turn around. According to a translation done by MMA Fighting.com, the consensus G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) stated:
“Look, besides returning well in 2015, my project in the UFC is only one: I won’t stop (fighting) until I get my title back,” Silva said. “I want to at least try.”
How about that huh? Silva has flip flopped on this issue before it’s worth noting. If you recall, following his first loss to Weidman, he said he didn’t want to fight for the belt again. Reading between the lines here, one could argue that the storied fighter really wants another crack at Weidman.
If Silva gets by Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in January, and looks good while doing so, 2015 will get even more interesting, really, really fast.