Anderson Silva will call time on his extraordinary fight career after his October 31 fight with Uriah Hall, it has been confirmed by Dana White.
Silva, the former longtime middleweight champion, is the owner of one of the most spectacular undefeated runs in the mixed martial arts history, debuting in the UFC in June 2006 with a pinpoint striking display against Chris Leben in the first of what was 16 successive wins across two weight classes in the UFC.
His reign came to an end against Chris Weidman some years later, with the rematch having one of the most eye-watering injuries in UFC history. His latter form has seen him claim a win against Derek Brunson and an (overturned) decision win against Nick Diaz, while dropping bouts to the likes of Jared Cannonier, Israel Adesanya and others.
Speaking to the media, including The Mac Life, in Las Vegas on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Silva’s exit from the sport is imminent.
“Yes, it will be his last fight,” White said. “Yeah, it’s his last fight.”