Dana White: Anderson Silva needs to retire

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

UFC President Dana White does not believe Anderson Silva should fight again. Silva was defeated by Uriah Hall on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The 45-year-old was knocked out in the fourth round by Hall. The MMA legend is at a crossroads in his career.

MMA legend Anderson Silva sits in the ring following a loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 181
Anderson Silva sits in the ring following a loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 181 (Photo by Dana White/Facebook)

“I shouldn’t have let him fight this fight (on Saturday night),” White said during the postfight press conference, according to MMA Junkie. “But, out of respect to him – he’s a legend of this sport, and he’s a legend of this company – I did something that I disagreed with.

“I knew I was right, and (Saturday night) proved I was right. Anderson Silva should never fight again.”

Before the bout, the UFC marketed the bout with Hall as his retirement match. However, Silva did not say anything in that fashion before or after the fight.

“First, I go back home, and I go see with my team (about) everything,” Silva said. “Let’s go see. It’s tough to say it’s my last or not, because this is my air. This is what I do for my entire life, and I do it with my heart. Let’s go see.”

Silva has one fight left on his UFC contract.

“Spider” fell to 34-11-1 in his career. Silva has dropped three straight bouts.

The Brazilian has lost seven of his last nine fights. He only has a win over Derek Brunson and a no contest vs.Nick Diaz.

When Silva won over Brunson on February 11, 2017, it was his first win since he defeated Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 on October 13, 2012.

Silva now has four knockout losses in his career. He also has lost four times by decision.

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