3 Reasons Anderson Silva Should Retire After UFC 162

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3 Reasons Anderson Silva Should Retire After UFC 162
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UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is known to many as simply the “G.O.A.T” (greatest of all-time). His intelligence inside the octagon, adaptability and ever advancing mixed martial arts skills have allowed the Brazilian to excel, even at 38 years old.

However, on July 6, 2013, at UFC 162, Silva will put his undefeated UFC streak on the line when he battles a formidable Chris Weidman. The champion is a heavy favorite going into UFC 162. At the same time, for Silva, this or any other fight at middleweight represents a lose-lose situation for the Brazilian.

Silva’s recent and shocking admission regarding the current UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, accompanied by his age and lack of legitimate opponents within his own division speaks volumes. Therefore, to preserve his legacy and end his MMA career on his own terms, the only sensible option would be for Anderson Silva to retire following his UFC 162 performance.

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