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Anderson Silva taking extended break

Updated: November 13, 2012, 3:48 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Middleweight champion Anderson Silva said on Monday that he does not intend to return to action until late 2013.

"I'm on vacation from fighting," Silva told Brazil-based web site Tatame. "I (will) just come back at the end of next year."

Silva also said that he will use the time away from fighting to participate in a movie and focus on business matters.

The announcement throws a monkey wrench into UFC's plans for a super-fight between Silva and welterweight titleholder Georges ...

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