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UFC 150's Herman thinks champ Silva should retire following second Sonnen win

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Ed Herman thinks it might be best for Anderson Silva to quit while he's ahead.

"He beat Chael (Sonnen), the guy that came the closest to beating him," Herman told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "If he retired now, he'd retire as the greatest middleweight ever. So why risk that, in a sense?"

Because as Herman notes, there are plenty of risks out there.

"Guys like (Chris) Weidman, (Mark) Munoz, and (Tim) Boetsch are bad style matchups for him (because they are) wrestlers," he said.

Prior to his second-round TKO of Chael Sonnen at this past Saturday's UFC 148 event, middleweight champ Silva quashed rumors of imminent retirement.

But Herman isn't convinced. He thinks Silva, who beat Sonnen a second time and extended his record-setting title streak to 10, will hang up his gloves.

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Post #1   7/11/12 10:45:36AM   

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How many great athletes "just hang em up" when they're on the top? Not saying Herman doesn't present good points, but he is talking about one of the greatest in the world in the sport. How many 'not so greatest' in the world call it quits because it makes sense? I just don't think it's in a lot of these guy's nature to just be done.

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Post #2   7/11/12 11:05:39AM   

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No disrespect but Herman needs to worry about his own career. From where I'm sitting Anderson seems to be doing just fine and is basically still in his fighting prime giving it up now makes absolutely no sense

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Maybe Anderson wants to keep fighting.......

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Its weird people seem taken back when people say he should retire, as Silva was discussing retirement like 5 fights ago. He claims he doesnt want to now, but he was discussing it a while back.

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Posted by lll-lll

Its weird people seem taken back when people say he should retire, as Silva was discussing retirement like 5 fights ago. He claims he doesnt want to now, but he was discussing it a while back.



I thought we weren't sure if it was specifically Silva saying that or people around him saying it. Too far back for me to remember exactly.

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If its true he cleared around $8 million for the Sonnen fight, I think I would stay around and fight a couple more years too.

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Posted by Dberntson

If its true he cleared around $8 million for the Sonnen fight, I think I would stay around and fight a couple more years too.

I wanna see the proof he made $8 million. Does anyone know if its true?

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he hasnt been in fighting prime since 2006 2007, he gasses easily. Anderson is in a technical prime.

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Dberntson

If its true he cleared around $8 million for the Sonnen fight, I think I would stay around and fight a couple more years too.

I wanna see the proof he made $8 million. Does anyone know if its true?



I agree, I thought that number was really high. I just saw it posted elsewhere. I would think he would make about that much in a year assuming 2 to 3 fights. Then again, Dana did have to convince him to take the fight.

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Ed should worry more about making it on a big show Ppv than telling other fighters what they should or should not to.
Anderson wont retire nor should he. The man has a good 4-5 years left in him (minimum). Why give up now? He probally wants to see for himself if anyone actually can beat him.
I personally want to see how many more times he can defend. Because we all know when we are old old men, we will be telling our grandchildren about "what" Anderson Silva did in those days.

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I like Ed Herman but I think that he is actually wishing Anderson will retire. If Herman beats Sheilds and then wins a couple more after that he may be facing Silva himself eventually. He is probably thinking "Oh, sh*t!".

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Posted by Sir_Karl

I like Ed Herman but I think that he is actually wishing Anderson will retire. If Herman beats Sheilds and then wins a couple more after that he may be facing Silva himself eventually. He is probably thinking "Oh, sh*t!".

I don't think Herman has what it takes to fight for a UFC title so no need to worry really

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Sir_Karl

I like Ed Herman but I think that he is actually wishing Anderson will retire. If Herman beats Sheilds and then wins a couple more after that he may be facing Silva himself eventually. He is probably thinking "Oh, sh*t!".

I don't think Herman has what it takes to fight for a UFC title so no need to worry really




Herman imo will never have a belt in the UFC let alone a title shot

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Now's not really the time for Silva to make decisions about his career. He's coming off what I'm sure is a huge hype and adrenaline dump following the rematch - not to mention the pre-fight marketing. It's time to go home, count his money, and invite Chael over for a BBQ.

Silva can take any of the guys that Herman mentioned, but my question is whether he's healthy and motivated enough to train for 'em as he did for Sonnen. I don't want to see another disinterested dance like with Maia or Leites, and I certainly don't want Silva to have to defend it injured.

That said, the only opponent I'm excited about for Silva is Jon Jones, and neither of them seem interested in it at the moment. While I think Herman has a point in that now's a great time for Silva to retire, I don't think it has anything to do with a threat from the so-called next generation.

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