UFC Fight Pass caught up with Silva for a special interview that will air on the digital network soon.
“Another couple of months and I would be ready to fight this year,” Silva said. “But I’m having this opportunity to spend more time with my family, to focus and work over my personal projects.”
Silva already made it known that he is taking necessary classes in Los Angeles to become a police officer, however has no intention to enlist in law enforcement in the near future.
While many feel there is nothing left for the 38-year-old to accomplish in trying to return to fighting, he has another reason to step back inside the cage.
“I’m doing this to give back to the U.S., what the U.S. gave me,” he said. “Which is the opportunity for my children to study, the opportunity for a different life than the one I have in Brazil and being able to make a difference.”