The 39-year-old contender has signed for another 15 battles with UFC, as indicated by Combate, basically guaranteeing his last battle will occur in the octagon.

In spite of the fact that Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) is under no commitment to finish all of the 15 battles (yet despite the fact that the UFC can generally cut fighters anytime amid an agreement after consecutive loss).

Silva still had various battles left on his past contract, which the new one supplanted.

“I had seven battles on my agreement,” Silva told Combate.  “I met (UFC executives) Lorenzo (Fertitta) and Dana (White) on Thursday, and that contract was canceled. We signed for another 15 fights. To make Dana crazy, I signed for 15 more fights. And to make my family crazy too.”

Silva has been out of fighting since suffering a broken leg in a December 2013 loss to middleweight champ Chris Weidman. Presently recuperated, the 38-year-old is slated to battle previous Strikeforce champ and UFC vet Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) in UFC 183’s pay-for every perspective main event on Jan. 31.

The Brazilian contender went to this previous weekend’s UFC 179 occasion in Rio de Janeiro and got an immense applause when he entered the arena.

Notwithstanding the new battle contract, as indicated by Combate, Silva is no more supported by Nike yet is in talk with Adidas.

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