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Report: Anderson Silva to retire next year

The dominance of Anderson Silva in the UFC middleweight division may soon come to an end -- voluntarily.

Intheguard.tv is reporting that Anderson Silva, 22-4 and undefeated in his last eight fights, recently told the Brazilian sports program "Sensei SporTV" for an episode airing Sept. 28 that his plan is to retire within a year.

"I'll retire next year, I already gave my all. I don't need to prove anything for anyone and within one year I'll put my gloves aside," said Silva.

After capturing the 185-pound title and winning six straight in the UFC, Silva challenged himself by moving up to the 205-pound division to face James Irvin in July. Silva needed only 61 seconds to knockout his opponent.

Silva's next fight is against Canadian Patrick Cote on Oct. 25 at UFC 90 in Chicago, Illinois.