Anderson Silva turns 41 in less than 2 weeks. He has fame, fortune, a slew of records, and the nifty little title of “greatest fighter of all time.” So what do you get the man who has everything?
Well, Silva has a few things on his wish list and one of them is set to come true.
Speaking with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Silva expressed his joy at being able to fight at UFC 198 on May 14 in Curitiba, Brazil, calling it a “birthday present” to fight in his hometown.
In his last fight with Michael Bisping, Silva showed some noticeable signs of aging. While by no means a shot fighter, many people declared Silva past his prime when he allowed Bisping to come back and win the fourth round after being almost knocked out at the end of the third, something Silva pays no heed to.
“I give him merit for winning, but I take merit away from the judges for judging it that way,” Silva said. “I was very happy with how I performed. I showed everyone my technique and superiority.
“I really don’t watch out for critics of my fights because I’m the one who’s going in there and fighting. It’s easy for you to watch a fight and say a guy could have done this or that, but watching a fight and then going out there and stepping in is completely different. It takes someone to actually step in there and take a few shots to realize that.”
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