Though most men are better off keeping their fists to themselves until they reach adulthood, there are always exceptions. Anderson Silva, a former UFC champion, won a second time in the boxing ring at the age of 47.
Anderson Silva’s next fight will be against the red-hot Jake Paul. Whatever the outcome, Silva has no plans to retire just yet.
“No, definitely not,” Silva said during a TMZ Sports when questioned about retirement.
“I talk to one of my coaches — the jiu-jitsu coach — to fight jiu-jitsu. Gi, in Dubai. I talked to my coach Ramon Lemos, and maybe that’s the next challenge for me.
“I don’t know when I go stop. I know one day I go stop. But not now. I try to challenge myself every day. Especially now that my kids start fighting and I help my kids, and sometimes, I need to do sparring with my kids.”
“I continue doing something special. Not about prove nothing for anybody. It’s just challenge for myself. Training with young kids, training with the young generation.”
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