However, it doesn’t seem like Silva may not be entirely convinced that UFC Vegas 12 will serve as his final pro MMA bout.
“Everybody’s asking this, and the answer will always be the same,” Silva said during a recent media scrum (via Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting). “Maybe it’s the last, maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s the last fight in the UFC, yes, in agreement between Dana and I. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll do the other fight I have in my contract, maybe not. Anything can happen. After the fight, we’ll probably see what we’ll do, to continue fighting or not, but my wish is to continue, for sure. But let’s wait. Uriah is the focus now, and after that we’ll see the next steps, we’ll talk to Dana, we’ll see what’s doable and what’s not.”
Silva has been on a bad skid as of late, having won just one of his last eight under the UFC banner.
The former middleweight champion won’t commit to retirement until after UFC Vegas 12 ends.
“The fight with Uriah is my focus, and then we’ll see if we really want to stop, if we’ll continue, if we’ll leave the UFC or not,” Silva said. “All that, we’ll find out after the fight. I’ll be able to answer you and other reporters.”