Anderson Silva Releases Statement After Final UFC Fight

The legendary Anderson Silva’s last fight in the UFC didn’t go quite as he’d hoped, losing out by TKO against Uriah Hall, but judging by the new statement he’s released it seems that the 45-year-old is at peace with himself as he bids farewell to the Octagon.

“Good morning, my people,” Silva wrote on Instagram. “Today is a different day for a simple reason, say goodbye to an entire life dedicated to my sport. Yesterday was so special, I went there to do what I love. I didn’t imagine I would be as happy as I am now. Even in defeat, I’m feeling at peace.

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart, my team, my family, my friends, and everyone who watched the fight, know that it was always a great honor to fight all these years with your support.

I want to thank the God for granting me the gift of the fight! Thank you my people for all understanding, for all your support and for all your amazing moments that we live in this sport together!

I hope I left it in memory and in the heart of each of you a little of who I am, that you can overcome difficulties, every second of uncertainty and to overcome obstacles in your lives!

Never think about giving up, as hard as things get at some point; know that I leave all my love, all my respect for you!

Strength and honor always and God bless you all!”

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