Eddie Alvarez is not certain why his fellow veteran Anderson Silva is even fighting Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 12.
Alvarez and UFC middleweight Eryk Anders caught up with Fightful to examine Saturday's headliner. Silva is rumoured to be retiring after the fight. Alvarez — who began his professional career five years after Silva — wonders why "The Spider" keeps going.
"I got Uriah Hall. I question Anderson Silva's motives behind even fighting that fight or fighting at alI," Alvarez shared. "I just question it."
Anders believes Hall has really rounded out his game after connecting with Fortis MMA and head coach Sayif Saud.
"I'm going with Uriah Hall," Anders added. "I think this fight means a lot to him. I think all the guys who fight Anderson Silva, at this point, the fight means a lot to them. He's a martial artist. He's into all that stuff. And outside of that Paulo Costa fight, I think Uriah Hall has turned a corner mentally. Training at Fortis MMA with coach Sayif [Saud]. Not even that he broke mentally in the Paulo Costa fight, the dude hits like a truck. I think he has all the skills and all the physical attributes to beat Anderson Silva. I think coach Sayif is taking the mental aspects of his game to another level. So I'm riding with Uriah."
UFC Vegas 12 takes place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 31. The ESPN+ card is headlined by Uriah Hall vs. Anderson Silva. Keep up with Fightful for all your Fight Night coverage.