Rogerio Camoes is Silva’s trainer and he says that Silva wants to fight beyond October 31, which is when Silva is expected to retire from professional MMA competition.
“I’m not aware of the negotiations,” Camoes said to MMA Fighting.“But, to me, speaking as Anderson’s coach, Anderson still has plenty of wood to burn, brother. Believe it. From what he’s doing in terms of performance in training, he still has wood to burn.”
Silva has been competing as a professional MMA fighter for over 23 years, but the fighter has won just one of his last eight in the UFC. Camoes believes that Silva should compete after October 31 and that bout should be a super fight.
“At least one more – do this one and one more superfight,” Camoes said. “Imagine that, man? Imagine an Anderson superfight in Rio de Janeiro when everything is back to normal, no pandemic, and him fighting someone with a big name or a legend from the past. I don’t know about his contract situation. But when we talk, he always says, ‘Master, I still have wood to burn, I still want to fight. I still have the desire to fight, I still feel well.’ I think what matters the most is what the guy feels rather than someone else determining if he will stop or not, you know? I think he can fight anywhere in the world, including a boxing fight, if he wants to.”