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White hints at GSP or Jones farewell for Anderson Silva

ESPN staff
December 18, 2011
Anderson Silva is in the twilight of his UFC career © Getty Images

Dana White has hinted that he would like Anderson Silva's final fight to be against either Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre.

Silva is widely recognised to be heading into the final fights of his career, with speculation over whether he has two, four or even more bouts left in his tank.

At 37 years of age, Silva is expected to retire by White after another couple of middleweight title defences. After that, the UFC president speculates that maybe the Brazilian could go out on a super fight, either against the welterweight king or the light-heavyweight ruler.

"He's probably the greatest fighter in history," said White to AFLA. "I think he has two more title defences and I [don't] know what's next, if he will retire.

"He could end his career with a super fight against Jon Jones or Georges St-Pierre. That would make me very rich. Then he could take a boat and sail into the sunset."

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