Anderson Silva inks new 10-fight UFC contract

Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE

Only 2 months out from his next scheduled title defense, the UFC Middleweight champ has signed a 10-fight renewal to his UFC contract.

Back in December following UFC 155, UFC president Dana White revealed that Middleweight champion Anderson Silva rejected the promotion's offer of a new 8-fight. Instead, Dana said, Silva requested a 10-fight deal. Until now, Dana's repeated a couple time that the Silva still hadn't officially renewed his contract.

On Wednesday at a MetroPCS media event, Dana confirmed that Silva's new deal is now set. At the Q&A Dana said, "I haven't talked to Anderson in about a month, but as far as I know, it's done." White didn't elaborate on the terms of the contract.

With the deal signed, Silva's now all set for his next title defense scheduled for July 6 at UFC 162. The undefeated Chris Weidman will challenge him for the Middleweight strap in Las Vegas, NV.


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