Not so long ago Anderson Silva’s long career in combat sports appeared to be at an end after losing eight of his last nine fights before being released from the UFC, but the 46-year-old has since turned things around by transitioning to boxing, where a split decision win over former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr won him widespread praise for his best performance in many years.
Now, ahead of another boxing match against UFC hall-of-famer Tito Ortiz on Saturday night, Silva has revealed that he is now aiming to continue competing until his 50th birthday draws close.
“My goal is my last fight is 49 (years old),” Silva told TMZ Sports. “49, I’m done. Probably, I’m done. That is my goal. Fight three more years and done. 49. That’s the number. Maybe I can fight more, but right now my goal is when I turn 49, I stop fighting.”
Silva also suggested that he may well be down to step into the squared circle against either Jake or Logan Paul.
“Everything is possible. Jake Paul and Logan are doing a lot of good job in this new entertaining show, and we’ll see. Everything is possible. I respect both. The kids are doing good and working hard to be successful in this entertainment show. And let’s go see. Maybe this is possible too.”