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Anderson Silva plans to compete in MMA until age 43

Anderson Silva plans to compete in MMA until age 43

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, a.k.a. the baddest man on the planet, revealed in a recent interview with Brazilian magazine Estadao that he plans to compete in mixed martial arts for at least another half-dozen years.

"I guess you can see more like six years of fighting," Silva said in the interview.  "I love what I do.  The team that works with me does a fantastic job.  I've never had a serious injury that took myself away from competition.  So I think I have this a little while longer."

Silva turns 38 years old in April of 2013, but he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down.

He's gone 15-0 since joining the UFC in 2006, and is coming off a lopsided victory over Chael Sonnen.

If there's anyone who can compete at a high level in MMA at age 43, it's Silva. 

Will he stick to his word and keep fighting in the UFC for the next six years?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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