Why did Anderson Silva retire?

Why did Anderson Silva retire?

Following his TKO loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 181 in October 2020, Anderson Silva has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts just months after being released from his UFC contract. “Because it’s hard to train MMA. It’s hard to stay in camp training in a good level because you hurt yourself a lot.

How many UFC title defenses did Anderson Silva have?

With the win Silva handed Belfort his first KO loss in 28 career fights and extended his record streak of title defenses to eight.

Was Anderson Silva light heavyweight champion?

Anderson Silva is considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. This is primarily down to his incredible run of successful title defenses as the UFC middleweight champion. However, Anderson Silva did also compete in the light heavyweight division.

Why did Anderson Silva stop fighting?

“I need to say something very important and the people think about that,” Silva told MMA Fighting. “I’m not fighting for trying to prove something for nobody. For anybody. I fight because I have a passion, because I love [it].

Is Anderson Silva still boxing?

Anderson Silva is finding a new life in combat sports as a 46 year old boxer after a long and storied career in mixed martial arts. Having last competed in MMA 11 months ago, Anderson has since stayed busy — competing once in boxing, taking a victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. earlier this year.

Who did Anderson Silva box?

Anderson Silva knocks Tito Ortiz out cold in 81 seconds for second boxing victory. Anderson Silva is closer to 50 years old than he is 40. But the UFC great, somehow, is embarking on a relatively successful boxing run.

Who has the longest title defense in UFC?

Who Has the Most Title Defenses in the UFC? Demetrious Johnson has the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history with 11. He’s also tied for the most total title defense (11) with Jon Jones, who managed to get 11 as well but on two occasions (8+3).

Who did Anderson Silva defend his title against?

Anderson Silva has 10 UFC title defenses Silva’s first title defense was against Nate Marquardt whom he defeated via a first-round TKO at UFC 73 in July 2007. The Spider put his Championship on the line for the second time against Rich Franklin in a rematch.