Breaking: Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) returns to fight Uriah Hall (@UriahHallMMA) in a main event at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 31, per Dana White. Silva’s team tells me they’re not certain yet if it will be his last fight. Silva is 45 and has two fights left on his contract. pic.twitter.com/FTeMteomi4
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 19, 2020
5 rounds against a (slightly worse) version of his younger self for a 45 year old Anderson Silva? What did he do to piss off the UFC?
At this point if you’re going to take trot the greatest middleweight of all time out for a fight why not give him a sub .500 fighter he can at least front kick in the face? He’s 1-6 since 2013 and has fought nothing but top 10 guys in that time, if that doesn’t show that he deserves a scrub from the regional circuit or a bottom feeder I don’t know what does.
Giving Silva the guy who almost killed someone on his season of The Ultimate Fighter isn’t a total shock though.
We saw the UFC feed BJ Penn to absolute killers across 3 different divisions for years before they finally said “okay no more BJ’s”.
I have no interest in watching another legend get taken out behind the shed and get Old Yeller’d….having said that I will still tune in and watch.
Featured image via Military News (LINK)
Uriah Hall killing a guy GIF via Sherdog (LINK)