Anderson Silva Delivered Ultimatum: Romero or Retire

When it comes to MMA fighter, Anderson Silva he is done playing around. During Monday’s MMA Hour, Silva delivered an ultimatum while speaking to Ariel Helwani!

Read on and see why Anderson Silva is ready to retire if he doesn’t get to fight Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight title at UFC 212 in Rio… has learned that Anderson Silva was scheduled to face Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212, but Gastelum failed a drug test for weed and pulled from the fight.

Silva said:

“The guys no give this fight for me for the interim belt, I’m done. I’ll go be with my family. I’m done.”

Silva went on to say:

“I say, ‘OK, I go fight Yoel Romero. Because I know I respect Yoel Romero, he’s a great fighter. He’s No. 1 in the ranks. But one thing — why Yoel Romero come to Brazil for fight me for nothing?”

Yoel Romero responded to Silva while on The MMA Hour via phone and agreed they should fight, but for the interim title.

Romero said:

“I fight only with Anderson for the interim belt. If not for him, I wait for my time for the belt.”

A furious Silva about the UFC for not giving him a desirable fight at UFC 212 after Gastelum was pulled from the bout. The reason was that Anderson spent money for training and doesn’t want to disappoint his fans who spent money to see him fight.

Silva explained:

“I stayed here for a long time for training. This is not my fault for Gastelum to go out of the fight. This is not my problem. My problem is training hard for fight in Brazil for my fans. What happens to my fans now? What happens to the people who paid to see my fight in Brazil. This is the second time this happened. I’m tired of this.”

Silva believes his spot in the UFC is solidified among the greats and he should get the respect he deserves.

“This is perfect bullshit. I’m tired. I’m so tired. I’m respectful long time. Everything, I never talk about bad situations in UFC. … I think I’m done. I fight for long time in my life. And I’m tired, bro. I’m so upset. I have my legacy, I have my story. It’s very frustrating, because this is the second time I’m not fighting in my country.”

Anderson concluded by stating:

“I’m far too old and I’m done, bro. I’m sorry. I know I need to respect my fans — I respect my fans. I’m sorry guys. I love the sport. I love fighting. Fighting is my life. But it’s too much bullshit.”