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Anderson Silva: UFC canceled my contract so I could sign a new one for 15 fights

Matthew Stockman

Is normal.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Anderson Silva is going to retire a UFC fighter, unless he somehow finds a way to compete another 15 times AND move on to fight somewhere else before tying a ribbon around his storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career.

Not likely.

"I had seven fights on my contract (after the Diaz fight). I met Lorenzo and Dana on Thursday and that contract was canceled. We signed for another 15 fights," Silva told Combate (via MMA Fighting). "To make Dana crazy, I signed for 15 more fights. And to make my family crazy, too."

So much for his boxing experiment.

Silva signed an unprecedented 10-fight deal back in 2013, which apparently was in need of updating prior to his UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) "super fight" next February in Las Vegas, Nevada. And despite driving everyone "crazy," I would be shocked if the soon-to-be-40-year-old Brazilian fulfilled even half of this new deal.

Especially after this.

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