Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is open to a future matchup with Jake Paul.
Silva spoke with TMZ Sports ahead of his fourth professional boxing bout against UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, which goes down from Hollywood, Florida this Saturday night as part of Triller Fight Club's latest event. He was asked if he had any interest in a potential fight with the YouTuber turned pro boxer and said the following. Paul is 4-0 as a pro fighter now, with his latest win coming via a split-decision over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 29.
"Well, everything's possible ya know," Silva said. "Jake Paul and Logan are doing a lot of good job in this new entertaining show. We'll see, everything's possible. I respect both and the kids doing a lot of good, good, working hard. Let's go see, maybe this is possible too."
He continued on to say his goal is to retire from fighting before he turns 50-years old and is just grateful for the opportunity to continue to compete.
"My goal is my last fight is 49 [years old]. 49, I'm done," Silva said (h/t TMZ Sports) "Probably, I'm done. That is my goal. Fight 3 more years and done. 49. That's the number. Maybe I can fight more, but right now my goal is when I turn 49, I stop fighting."