After speculation about this mythical 10-fight deal began popping up in the media like some sort of lochness monster or leperchaun, the legendary and extraordinarily lengthy deal is now a reality.
During a fan Q&A sponsored by the UFC‘s official wireless partner, MetroPCS, Dana was asked a few questions regarding Silva and the current status of his contract and relationship with the UFC, simply stating:
“I haven’t talked to Anderson in about a month, but as far as I know, it’s done.”
This news is fascinating as many fans and media a like were scoffing at the idea at first of Anderson Silva fighting 10 more times at the age of 37. However what seemed unrealistic is now a reality which allows us to do what we do best as media and fans of the sport, speculate.
With that many fights on the horizon, the matchup possibilities are truely endless and you can bet that a handful of those potential bouts will more than likely be superfights between current and maybe even future champions.
Who knows who will hold what belts and what can happen down the line, I just know that as a fan this deal is truly a gift for multiple reasons.
The most obvious reason would be that it gives us the opportunity to see the very best fighter in the world do what he does best for quite a while longer, it also allows us to look forward to all the potential matchups we’ve all been Dreaming about for years and it ultimately allows Silva to not only cement his already very established legacy, but pretty much extend it to a level that will be well out of reach for any mortal man walking this earth to ever remotely come close to.
I’m not sure about you but just thinking about Jones vs Silva makes my brain want to explode with insanity and disbelief. As a fan how would you even watch that fight without spontaneously combusting?