Anderson Silva on a life in fighting: “You can be sure it’s not over yet”

Anderson Silva on a life in fighting: “You can be sure it’s not over yet”

Anderson Silva has taken to social media to state he’s not given up on a return to fighting.

By Oscar Willis - 7 Jan 2018

Anderson Silva’s position in mixed martial arts is, not for the first time, uncertain.

The man once considered by many the unarguable ‘G.O.A.T.’ has been out of the spotlight since failing an out of competition USADA test on November 25. His second such infraction, Silva and his team continue to claim his innocence, with his coach on record as believing it was a tainted supplement that caused the failure.

However, proclamations of innocence or not, there’s an air of fan apathy towards the former middleweight champion. Whether that’s because this is his second failure, or if it’s because Silva’s best days are behind him is uncertain, but there’s no denying the Brazilian no longer commands the respect he once did.

That being said, he clearly doesn’t feel like bowing out quietly. Today, Silva took to his social media to say he is still in training, and still plans on returning to active competition. Although the fact his case with USADA ongoing means that date is far from certain, a defiant Silva says the only one who will tell him he’s done in fighting is God.

“Everything I’ve been through, everything I’ve built with willpower, determination and great honor. I had the privilege of putting the coat of my heart team, in a way, to give a world title to him and especially to my people,” Silva wrote in an Instagram post. I’ just have to thank you all for everything, I say from my heart, I love you all who are always giving me strength. Kiss! I really love you, strength and honor to all, regardless of team, color, race, religion and sexual choice, we are all brothers. Thank you, my people!

“You can be sure it’s not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I’m back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don’t kkkkkk kiss.”

Quando olho esta foto, percebo o quanto Deus me fortalece sempre me dando luz na minha caminhada. Em uma longa viagem, lembranças fantásticas do tempo em que brincava nas ruas do bairro onde cresci em Curitiba. Tudo que passei, tudo que consegui construir com força de vontade, com determinação e muita honra. Tive o previlégio de colocar o brasão do meu time do coração, de uma certa forma, dar um título mundial pra ele e principalmente, pro meu povo. Só tenho a agradecer a todos vocês por tudo, digo de coração, amo vocês todos que sempre estão me dando forças. Beijo! Amo vocês de verdade, força e honra a todos, independente de time, cor, raça, religião e opção sexual, somos todos irmãos. Obrigado meu povo! Podem ter certeza que ainda não acabou. Meu amor e minha paixão pela luta estão aqui, firmes e fortes. A luta continua, vou parar quando DEUS achar que não dá mais. Então quem é meu fã, pode ter certeza, que logo estou de volta, pra alegria dos que torcem por mim e pra tristeza dos que não kkkkkk beijo . When I look at this photo, I realize how much God strengthens me by always giving me light in my walk. On a long trip, fantastic memories of the time I played in the streets of the neighborhood where I grew up in Curitiba. Everything I've been through, everything I've built with willpower, determination and great honor. I had the privilege of putting the coat of my heart team, in a way, to give a world title to him and especially to my people. I just have to thank you all for everything, I say from my heart, I love you all who are always giving me strength. Kiss! I really love you, strength and honor to all, regardless of team, color, race, religion and sexual choice, we are all brothers. Thank you, my people! You can be sure it's not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I'm back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don’t kkkkkk kiss

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