"People love him so much because of the way he fights and his style and the type of person he is. But yeah, it's probably the end of the road for Wanderlei" White said.
Silva made a name for himself and gained a huge fan following for his brawling style. It was this tenacity that made him very successful during his days in Pride FC where he would become the promotion's middleweight champion. However with all the fights that he has been a part of, wear and tear seems to be hitting the 35 year old Brazilian in full force.
The loss dropped Silva to 33-11-1 and one no contest, 2-6 in his last eight fights. Of his six defeats that date back to Pride FC in 2006, four have been brutal knockout losses.
"I think it's one of those ones where I'd like to sit down and talk to him and kind of 'Chuck Liddell' him into it. I think the guy has nothing left to prove," White added.
White has yet to speak with Silva directly on his future with the UFC. Should White convince Silva to retire, Silva would probably stay active in the MMA scene through his Wand Fight Team based out of Las Vegas, Nevada or hold a position within the UFC similar to what Chuck Liddell is currently doing.