Many fans speculated that Anderson Silva would retire after suffering one of the most gruesome leg breaks in the history of MMA against Chris Weidman in December. However, Anderson didn’t retire, and is set to make his return to the Octagon in January against Nick Diaz.
Silva spoke with Fantastico about his lack of a desire to be champion again, and why he’s closer to retirement every day.
“I’m over this thing of being champion, having the title. The truth is, there will only be one Ayrton Senna, there will only be one Pele, and there will only be one Anderson Silva, so whoever saw me (as champion), saw me. Who haven’t seen me (as champion), won’t see it.
“In a way you’ll see me (fight again), but not for the belt, that thing of being champion again. I don’t have patience for this. I think I’m closer to retirement every day.