At 45-years-old Anderson Silva still has the desire to fight one more time, and last night Dana White confirmed that his opponent is likely to be Uriah Hall.
“We’re working on a fight for him coming up soon here,” White said last night after the latest episode of his Contender Series show. “He will fight again. I met with his managers the other day. This will be his last fight. This will be his last fight. I think he’s going to retire. That’s not our business. That’s up to him. That’s up to him. Let him do this the way he wants to do it.”
“We’re talking about putting him in a very competitive fight that should be fun. … Uriah Hall.”
A fight between Silva and Hall was actually scheduled to happen back in 2016, but Silva picked up an injury and had to pull out of the match-up.
At the time Silva was coming off a loss to Michael Bisping, but just a couple of months later he took a short notice fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 and lost by unanimous decision.
By that stage the former middleweight champion was winless in five fights, but finally broke that losing streak the following year with a decision win against Derek Brunson.However, Silva has since lost a further two fights against Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier.
As for Hall, he’s won three of his past four fights, but hasn’t fought since earning a split decision victory over Antonio Carlos Junior back in September of last year.
At this stage the fight has yet to be officially signed, so there’s no word on where and when the match-up will take place yet.