Dana White: Silva is close to signing on for 3 more fights. According to Anderson he wants his last 3 fights to be Bisping, GSP and Jon Jones
Too bad for Weidman. But Silva is only looking for fights that will make him a ton of money. Makes sense for him, sucks for the rest of the MW division. Bisping's trash talk all these years will pay off for him.
"We are very close to finally signing the contract [extension]. It is a contract for more than three years of fighting. I didn't have to do this, but he wants to make those superfights against GSP and Jon Jones. If Bisping beat's Vitor Belfort, he will be next in line. Bisping wants to fight Anderson and Anderson wants Bisping." - Dana White via media scrum at UFC headquarters
UFC president Dana White reveals that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is close to signing a multi-year contract extension with the UFC.
Though White did not reveal the exact number of years the extension will cover, Silva announced at the UFC 153 post-fight press conference that at 37-years old, he still plans on competing inside the Octagon for six more years.
With the multi-year extension almost official, Silva plans on fighting welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, and light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones before retirement.
It's somewhat surprising after Silva had maintained previously that he had little interest in competing against the young light-heavyweight champion.
A super fight won't be Silva next challenge however. The champion has his eye on British middleweight Michael Bisping who's scheduled to face Brazilian slugger Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 on Jan. 19.