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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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Dana White Says Anderson Silva Should Retire ... Title Shot Ain't Happening (VIDEO)

Dana White
Anderson Silva Should Retire ... 'Cause Title Shot Ain't Happening

Dana White says if Anderson Silva is even thinking about retiring he should DO IT ... 'cause the UFC simply ain't gonna give Silva the title shot he's asking for ... at least right now. Earlier… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Dana White Says Anderson Silva's the 'Tom Brady of the UFC' (VIDEO)

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Anderson Silva Is UFC's Tom Brady

Anderson Silva just got one helluva compliment from Dana White -- who says the MMA legend is the "Tom Brady of the UFC." READ MORE >

- 262 days ago
Dana White -- Apology Accepted, Anderson Silva ... But What About GSP? (VIDEO)

Dana White
Apology Accepted, Anderson Silva ... But What About GSP?

Dana White is showing love to UFC legend Anderson Silva by accepting his apology ... but mum's the word on George St-Pierre's contract. We got the UFC prez leaving Peninsula NYC ... he tells us… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
UFC's Anderson Silva -- 'I Need to Say Sorry' ... After Blasting UFC (VIDEO)

UFC's Anderson Silva
'I Need to Say Sorry' ... After Blasting UFC

Seems like Anderson Silva is backing down big time in his war of words with the UFC -- issuing an apology after Dana White called him out.   It all started last week when Silva said he was… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Anderson Silva -- Hillary Clinton on Steroids ... That's Some BS! (VIDEO)

Anderson Silva
Hillary on Steroids ... That's Some BS!

UFC legend Anderson Silva is calling out Donald Trump for suggesting Hillary Clinton is using performance enhancing drugs. Silva, who was busted and suspended for anabolic steroid use, was… READ MORE >

- 373 days ago
Anderson Silva -- Comes to the Rescue Again ... For Fight After-Party!!

Anderson Silva
Comes to the Rescue Again ... For Fight After-Party!!

Vegas partygoers, rejoice! 'Cause just hours after replacing Jon Jones at UFC 200, Anderson Silva has also agreed to take over Jones' post-fight party-hosting duties. READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
Daniel Cormier Will Face One of These Guys at UFC 200

Daniel Cormier
Will Face One of These Guys

The final 3 candidates to replace Jon Jones at UFC 200 are Gegard Mousasi, Anderson Silva and Dan Henderson -- but there are problems with all 3, especially Henderson ... TMZ Sports has learned.… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
Anderson Silva -- Jumps the Gun ... No Decision Yet on Cormier's UFC 200 Opponent

Anderson Silva
Jumps the Gun No Decision Yet on Cormier's UFC 200 Opponent

Anderson Silva is boasting he's the one who was picked to replace Jon Jones in the UFC 200 fight against Daniel Cormier, but our UFC sources say no decision has been made. We're told there are 3… READ MORE >

- 473 days ago
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 >

- 530 days ago
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