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Soares: Anderson Silva's goal is to retire at 35

According to his manager Ed Soares, Anderson Silva, 33, won't be retiring within a year, but the plan is to step away at 35.

"His goal has always been to retire at 35 years old. That's his goal," Soares told NBCSports.com. "He's still got a good 19 months until he turns 35. He's got six fights still on his contract. He'd love to retire at 35 and finish on top."

Soares' revelation of Silva's retirement plans was to downplay a report of Silva's appearance on Brazilian sports program "Sensei SporTV," where Silva states, according to Intheguard.tv: "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."

Soares said retirement isn't because of a lack of competition, but to allow Silva to spend more time with his family, which includes four children. Due to training and all that comes with fighting, Silva only spends around 25 percent of his time with his family, Soares estimated.

Silva's next fight is against Canadian Patrick Cote on Oct. 25 at UFC 90 in Chicago, Illinois. Silva will have five more fights after Cote.