UFC president Dana White revealed at a media scrum at UFC headquarters that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is close to signing a multi-year contract extension with the organization.
"We are very close to finally signing the contract," said White. "It is a contract for more than three years of fighting. I didn't have to do this, but he wants to make those superfights against GSP and Jon Jones. If Bisping beats Vitor Belfort, he will be next in line. Bisping wants to fight Anderson and Anderson wants Bisping."
Though White did not reveal the exact number of years the extension will cover, Silva announced at the UFC 153 post-fight press conference that at 37-years old, he still plans on competing inside the Octagon for six more years.