Immediately after Anderson Silva was awarded a decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183 last night, he told Joe Rogan he wasn’t sure about his future, and that didn’t change in the post-fight presser.
Rogan asked Silva if he would fight again in their post-fight, in Octagon interview, and Silva said he’d have to talk to his family first. Well, it looks like at least one member of Silva’s family is already calling on the legend to retire, and the Brazilian says he’s going to think about.
In a follow up report from MMA Junkie.com, Silva was quoted saying the following about his future:
“When I finished, I went back to the locker room, and I called my family,” Silva said. “My son, Kalyl, said, ‘Dad, congratulations, but done. Back to home, please. No more fight.’ So this is my son.
“I need to talk to my family. I love my job. This is me. I love to fight, but I need to talk to my family because this is more important in my life now.”
Of course, the whole MMA world will anxiously wait to see what Silva decides. Last night marked the first time he had fought since 2013, when he broke his leg while fighting Chris Weidman. A lot of Silva fans likely want to see the former champ pursue another title, however, others believe “The Spider’ should hang up the gloves on a winning note.
UFC 183 went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.