"If I lose again, all the media will criticize me, say that I'm not the same anymore, and maybe Dana will say it's time to retire. He forced Chuck Liddell to retire. He didn't want to, and is a guy that made history in the UFC, but you have to be prepared. I'd say ‘thank you for everything, but I'll continue doing what I love in other ways.' I'd go to other promotions, fight in other sports, but I'd continue fighting because that's what I love to do."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva could get the dreaded "retirement talk" if he gets plastered by Chris Weidman -- again -- in the main event of UFC 168, which takes place on Dec. 28, 2013 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But "The Spider" tells Roda Viva in Brazil (via MMA Fighting) that he's not going to be forced out of mixed martial arts (MMA) like Chuck Liddell was and if push comes to shove, will ply his trade for another promotion. But bypassing an ironclad 10-fight contract is easier said than done. Just ask Randy Couture.