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Dana White Says He Doesn’t Know What to do With Anderson Silva for His Remaining UFC Fights

June 17, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking to ESPN (via MMAWeekly), UFC President Dana White recapped UFC on ESPN 10 and discussed the future of former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who is still under contract with the UFC. White said he’s unsure of what to do next with Silva, but he said he’s not seen on a potential “super fight” between Silva and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who currently fights at welterweight.

White stated on Pettis vs. Silva, “I’m going to tell you why I’m not crazy [about that fight]. You got a guy who fought at 145 pounds at one time and a guy who’s in the conversation for the GOAT at 185 pounds and walks around at 210, 215 [pounds]. It’s not a big fight that really means something. I like making fights that mean something. I’m not crazy about that fight.”

It appears Silva has two fights left on his current UFC contract. White stated, “I honestly don’t know what to do with his last two fights. When Anderson’s really ready to fight, we’ll sit down, we’ll look at it, and figure out what we think makes sense for him next.”

He continued, “There’s a lot of things in the decision making process with an Anderson Silva. His age, what he gets paid, all that stuff’s important.”

Silva is 45 years old. He last fought in May 2019 at UFC 237, losing by knockout to Jared Cannonier. You can check out a clip of Dana White’s ESPN chat where he speaks about Silva below:

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