“I don’t know if I’ll fight at” Jake Paul’s urgent opponent Anderson Silva reveals what age he plans to hang up his gloves

Anderson Silva , 47 years old Brazilian, who is extensively regarded as the greatest middleweight of all time and a leading contender in the overall GOAT debate shockingly revealed his retirement plan of hanging up the gloves at 49.

Our dedicated insider team found out, ‘The Spider’ is the UFC’s longest reigning champion and holds the longest winning and defense title streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defense and also the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

On the other hand, Jake Paul, a 25 years old  YouTuber has yet to face a legitimate professional boxer during his five-fight career.

On Saturday, October 29 ‘The Problem Child’ Paul will face the biggest challenge of his career when he he takes on UFC legend Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva at Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

During an interview with MMA Junkie, Silva was asked why, at 47, would you choose to fight a 25-year-old YouTuber and social media influencer who barely started creating a buzz in boxing? “This is a good challenge,” Silva replied.

The YouTube star has achievements like 5-0 with four knockouts, has wins over fellow YouTuber An Eson Gib, former NBA guard Nate Robinson and a pair of former UFC fighters in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.

During an MMA career that spanned 23 years, Silva went 34-11 with 23 wins by way of knockout. He also held the UFC middleweight title and owns the all-time record with a title reign of 2,457 days.

Silva was middleweight champ from 2006 through 2013, winning 15 consecutive fights during his reign. That included victories over Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort and several other notable names.

The Spider clearly wasn’t the same after dropping the title to Chris Weidman at UFC 162, as he went just 1-7 with one no-contest in his final nine fights.

Silva, 47, has found success in the world of boxing since retiring from MMA, however, going 2-0 in two bouts last year.

He most recently defeated fellow former UFC star Tito Ortiz, but his most impressive win came over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by split decision.

From Silva’s perspective, this is exciting stuff. For the past two years, he’s observed how Jake and his brother, Logan Paul, have made their marks in the combat sports world – mainly boxing but now also in WWE for Logan – and is impressed by it all.

The bout will be contested over eight rounds at a catchweight of 187 pounds. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. ET.


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