Originally Posted by DanC
Does anybody know how this would work out if Silva wanted to retire after the next 3 or 4 fights? Would he have to buy his way out, or would he be forced to fulfil the contract and fight the remaining the fights? What about if an injury were to force his retirement?
I am just speculating (as we all are), but I am thinking Silva wouldn't sign any kind of a 10 fight deal if it didn't have pretty favorable terms for an early out. At his age, and his negotiating position, he would be foolish beyond belief if he didn't have a pretty good legal team involved with this one. I would imagine there are some performance-based clauses as well that the UFC required for a 10 fight deal to save their butt if he starts to Chuck Liddell.
Who knows though. I don't see him completing the deal just due to age/time. He shoulda stuck with 5, but probably got Anderson Silva
money to do 10.