Anderson Silva Posts Cryptic Instagram Message, Manager Claims He’s Not Retiring

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva recently announced that he’s no longer part of the upcoming UFC 212 card.

After some apparent unpleasant back and forth with the UFC, the fighter decided to post a cryptic message on his Instagram.

To say yes when you want to say no is to give more value to others than to ourselves, it is not to put your value in the right place, it is to impose no limits, and that is not to respect yourself .. It is the same as saying that what we feel Is not worth anything, that others can pass over you at will. And they pass, if you permit it, they will pass without mercy, forgetting all that you have conquered through honor and dedication. If we allow it will destroy our values. This is the way to say no. When I do not want something, I simply say no. With no anger or emotion. It is not just a negative. It's our limit. A right that we have to decide what we want or do not do. It is a way to make people respect our value, this is the name of dignity. When we put ourselves sincerely, saying what we feel, we are respected. People like it or not. So if you know your worth, do not let anything destroy it nothing and no one. If you take a $100 and knead it, step on it, throw it on the floor and then dismantle, pick it up, ask someone how much it's worth, smart people will respond that the note is worth $ 100, so no matter how much they step on you, How much they will knead you, your worth no one can change. . Thank you, my people. Kiss in the heart. Anterior em português.

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Following the posting, many people around the sport of MMA started thinking that the fighter may be calling it quits.

However, according to Silva’s manager in Jorge Guimaraes, the fighter has no plans to retire.

“I think he’s far from done, but he doesn’t want to hear about Kelvin Gastelum or anybody else,” Guimaraes told MMA Junkie. “I think he’s far from retired, I watched him training, and it’s pretty impressive. He’s healthier than ever. He’s watching his diet. That’s one thing he didn’t do before. Now, he’s on top of it.”

Silva had pleaded with the UFC to book him in an interim title fight or he would retire, but UFC President Dana White said no to the request and then iterated that the fighter should consider retirement.

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