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Anderson Silva Plans To Retire After UFC Contract, Possibly June 2009 (Video)

In a recent video interview, Anderson "The Spider" Silva talks about his upcoming bout against Patrick Cote at UFC 90.  He also goes on to talk about his plans on retiring in mixed martial arts for good.  He plans to continue training hard for his last fights, whether it be at 185 lbs or at 205 lbs.  It seems like the issue isn’t even money anymore because he wants to dedicate the rest of his life assisting rising stars in this sport.

Here’s a snip from the Spider and check out the video below to hear the rest of his interview:

"I have six more fights on my contract. I believe until June of 2009.  I can have these six fights and then it’s over…everything has its time and I believe my time is already over…it has nothing to do with money because I’m a humble person who has an ordinary life.  Actually I never did it for money.  As a matter of fact, I believe my time is over…everything I could do for MMA, I already did.  Now it’s time to help the new generation, guys like Andre Galvao, Feijao, Dan Dan, Pitbull.  Now we have to help these newcomers…I’m going to be fat, with a big belly by the side of the octagon, eating popcorn behind the scenes, making my imitations and screaming for the fighters."

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