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Anderson Silva

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Anderson is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva was the UFC's longest reigning champion and also holds the longest winning and title defense streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses, and is the consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world according to ESPN, Sherdog, Yahoo! Sports and other publications. Silva holds notable victories over former champions Carlos Newton, Hayato Sakurai, Chris Leben, Rich Franklin(x2), Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin and Vitor Belfort. UFC president Dana White has called Silva "the greatest mixed martial artist ever. Anderson Silva was born April 14, 1975, a middle child of four. The son of a poverty stricken family, Silva spent the majority of his childhood with his aunt and uncle, an officer with the Curitiba police force. Silva has three sons and two daughters with his wife, Dayane. Silva appeared in Never Surrender in 2009 and a documentary about his life in the UFC called Like Water, released in 2011.Silva first began training Jiu Jitsu with neighborhood kids who could afford lessons. By the age of 12, his family was able to set aside enough money to start him in Tae Kwon Do lessons, from which he moved on to Capoeira, before finally settling on Muay Thai at the age of 16.Before he began his career as a professional fighter, Silva worked at McDonalds, and also as a file clerk. He also considers Spider-Man a personal hero, and has a stated love of comic books and comic book heroes. Film and television is one of his greatest passions and he can see himself heavily immersed in the industry in the future.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Anderson Silva -- Gallbladder Removed ... 'Resting Comfortably'

Anderson Silva
Gallbladder Removed ... 'Resting Comfortably'

UFC superstar Anderson Silva underwent successful surgery to remove his gallbladder in Brazil Wednesday morning ... and he is now resting comfortably, this according to the UFC.  A rep for… READ MORE >

Anderson Silva -- This 10-Year-Old Can Fight!!! (VIDEO)

Anderson Silva
This 10-Year-Old Can Fight!!!

It takes some serious cojones to get in the octagon and spar with Anderson Silva -- but one 10-year-old kid took the challenge Thursday ... and CRUSHED IT ... and we've got the footage. … READ MORE >

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UFC's Michael Bisping
PEDs Broke Anderson Silva's Penis

Talk about hitting below the belt ...  UFC superstar Michael Bisping is ripping into Anderson Silva -- claiming the guy's history of PED usage left him with a wonky penis ... and… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
Anderson Silva -- The Family That Paintballs Together Stays Together

Anderson Silva
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- 151 days ago
Anderson Silva -- My Protege Would Crush Ronda ... ABSOLUTE BEAST!!!

Anderson Silva
My Protege Would Crush Ronda ... ABSOLUTE BEAST!!!

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- 169 days ago
UFC's Nick Diaz -- 5-Year Suspension for Failed Drug Test

UFC's Nick Diaz
5 Year Suspension For Failed Drug Test

Nick Diaz might never step in the Octagon again -- the UFC fighter just got slapped with a 5 year suspension for failing a drug test. The Nevada Athletic Commission handed down the suspension, and… READ MORE >

- 256 days ago
UFC's Anderson Silva -- Jon Jones Shouldn't Return ... He Needs to Change His Life

UFC's Anderson Silva
Jon Jones Shouldn't Return 'He Needs to Change His Life'

UFC superstar Anderson Silva tells TMZ Sports ... Jon Jones should NOT return to the Octagon ... instead, saying Bones needs to focus on fixing his life outside the ring. The Spider… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Anderson Silva -- I'm Not a Cheater (Video)

Anderson Silva
I'm Not a Cheater [Video]

Anderson Silva tells TMZ Sports ... he did NOT use performance enhancing drugs to give him an edge in the octagon ... saying he's genuinely SHOCKED he failed his drug tests.  The UFC… READ MORE >

- 451 days ago
Nick Diaz's Trainer -- OVERTURN THE FIGHT ... Silva Is a Cheater

Nick Diaz's Trainer
OVERTURN THE FIGHT ... Silva Is a Cheater

Nick Diaz's trainer is calling for the UFC to overturn Anderson Silva's victory at UFC 183 after the fighter tested positive for anabolic steroids. We spoke with Cesar Gracie who tells us ... "In… READ MORE >

- 479 days ago
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Kobe Bryant
Hits Up Paintball Park After Shoulder Injury

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