Originally posted by TonyStarks:
Dude doesn't want to fight anymore.
Besides he reached his lifetime goal; get a spot on Congress.
He said after the fight that he would retire, but when he got back to Russia, he said he wanted to continue fighting. I think the biggest problem was that Silva had a massive reach advantage. It was basically insurmountable. Fedor was throwing vicious punches, but they weren't connecting.