Since Anderson Silva was released from his UFC contract, multiple organizations released a statement, rejecting the opportunity to sign the former Middleweight Champion. You can read about that HERE.
It seemed like it could be curtains for the Brazilian, who recently discussed wanting to continue his passion and compete further in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Fortunately, it seems like one promotion could he interested in letting him do so.
Rizin is a Japanese MMA organization created in 2015 by the former Pride and Dream president Nobuyuki Sakakibara. He has now released a statement on possibly welcoming ‘The Spider’ to the promotion.
“I have great memories with Anderson Silva from the PRIDE days and in my personal opinion I think his career took off in Japan,” Sakakibara said in a statement that was also released to several MMA news outlets. “I have heard that Japan has a special part in his heart as well.
“I do feel that I would like to help him fulfill his wishes out of respect for what he as accomplished and what he has done for our sport. I haven’t talked to him yet but I would be interested to see if we can come up with something that makes sense for him to start his final chapter in Japan.”
- Usman on breaking Covington’s jaw being “probably” one of the favorite moments in his career.
- Dana White unsure on Nick Diaz’ future: “Fighting is a young man’s game.”
- Garbrandt questions Dillashaw’s abilities without “having a needle shoved up his ass.”
- Dana White: “Imagine Chandler and Gaethje… that’d be a fun fight.”
- Tony Ferguson: “I’m competing regularly again… don’t count me out.”
- UFC rankings update: Dariush and McGregor move up the 155lbs ladder
- Tony Ferguson says he is not retiring: “Now I’m pissed.”
- Jon Jones: “My first fight back is going to be huge.”
- Ali Abdelaziz outlines how Michael Chandler can fight Justin Gaethje next.