46-year-old Anderson Silva says he’s got about 4 years of fighting left in him … telling TMZ Sports his plan is to hang up the gloves before his 50th birthday.
Oh, and he’s down to box Jake Paul!
Let’s start with the YouTube star turned 4-0 boxer who just beat Tyron Woodley … who’s long been rumored as a possible opponent for the UFC legend.
“Everything is possible. Jake Paul and Logan are doing a lot of good work in this new entertaining show. We’ll see. Everything is possible. I respect both. [Jake] is doing good, working hard. So, we’ll see, maybe this is possible too.”
Silva — who’s boxing Tito Ortiz on September 11 on Triller — is only a few months removed from defeating 35-year-old former champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the ring.
We also asked Spider about retirement … and while it’s clear the end isn’t exactly imminent, it’s definitely in sight.
“My goal is my last fight is 49 [years old]. 49, I’m done. Probably, I’m done. That is my goal. Fight 3 more years and done. 49. That’s the number. Maybe I can fight more, but right now my goal is when I turn 49, I stop fighting.”
Bottom line, Silva says he feels great and loves fighting, has more fights in him … and one of those fights just might be against Jake Paul.
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