UFC legend Anderson Silva is reportedly set to fight Uriah Hall in his last ever appearance in the octagon.
The 45-year-old Brazilian last fought in May 2019 when he was TKO’d by a leg kick against Jared Cannonier.
Silva has two fights left on his contract, but UFC chief White seems prepared to let him walk away after one more.
MMA Junkie reports the boss as saying: “We’re working on a fight for him coming up soon here.
“He will fight again. I met with his managers the other day. This will be his last fight.
“I think he’s going to retire. That’s not our business. That’s up to him.
“Let him do this the way he wants to do it.”
White was pressed on who he wants to match up Silva against.
He added: “We’re talking about putting him in a very competitive fight that should be fun… Uriah Hall.”
Silva’s MMA record reads 34 wins and 10 defeats, with one no contest.
SunSport reported how Conor McGregor and Silva “agreed” to a welterweight super-fight – until the UFC intervened.
Middleweight legend Silva called out McGregor – a former featherweight and lightweight champion – in late May to a 176lb catchweight bout – which was swiftly accepted.
Both sides then came to terms to instead face each other at welterweight, but the UFC blocked the match-up all together.
Silva told Combate: “UFC owes me a super-fight by contract. Conor called me out right after my fight with (Israel) Adesanya.
“Our team talked to his team and we agreed upon a bout at (170lbs), but something happened and UFC decided to not make it.
“Then Anthony Pettis proposed that super fight, and I liked it because he was already a champion who has impressive knockouts.
“Of course, it would be a great super-fight.”
But seemingly Jamaican Uriah Hall is the man picked for Silva’s swansong.