Anderson wants to compete at Rio Olympics in TKD or boxing

by Alexandre Lozetti | source:

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazilian delegation may have a new member: Anderson Silva . At the launch party for the second edition of his book "The Story of a Champion in the Ring and in Life," the UFC middleweight champion revealed in an interview with SPORTV.COM that he wants to compete in the Olympics in Rio, and cited as boxing and Taekwondo possibilities.

In a 15 minute interview, Anderson said he trained boxing for a long time with his teachers, and trains with Minotauro, who is a black belt in Taekwondo.

"It would be a challenge in my career, and I'd like that," said Silva "Participating in a competition like this is something really lacking for me, being an Olympian. I do not know if I would get used condition, the medal would be like the belt a consequence, but it would be great.

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UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

8/23/12 8:06 PM by UGCTT_SidRival

This makes a lot more sense lol

Size site profile image  

8/23/12 7:12 PM by Size

Yeah, every head kick that scores in Olympic TKD barely touches the person getting hit.I bet Anderson just wants to get into the Olympic village and go to town...while barely leaving town to do so.

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8/23/12 6:36 PM by Santino DeFranco

It's hard to drop people in Olympic TKD. You can't punch to the face, so almost everything is a kick, but without having to worry about punches, your kicking defense is much greater. Almost like kick sparring with no punches. Also, every strike is above the waist limiting things further and it's scored like a point system, too. Not saying that he couldn't drop people, but the rules limit his skill set a lot. Olympic TKD is interesting to say the least.

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8/23/12 12:30 PM by MMAfanWA

Lol at people questioning whether Anderson has the "speed" for Olympic TKD. The guy's a freak, he'd do great. Probably drop a few people while he's at it

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8/23/12 12:28 PM by SKARHEAD

This reminds of when Minotauro was in PRIDE and was talking about entering K-1

UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

8/23/12 12:26 PM by UGCTT_SidRival

Does that article say that Big Nog is a black belt in TKD? Idk if I've ever seen him throw a kick lol.

NegoVeio site profile image  

8/23/12 12:26 PM by NegoVeio

 Translation is very poor. Obviously Minotauro is not a TKD black belt. The correct would be: In a 15 minute interview, Anderson said he trained boxing for a long time with his teachers, like Minotauro, and he (Anderson) is a black belt in Taekwondo. 

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8/23/12 12:18 PM by notsobigmike

This exactly.He may be the greatest MMA fighter ever, but when you're talking Olympic-level competition in boxing or TKD, cross-over skill isn't going to cut it.

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8/23/12 10:18 AM by TheBeebs

very sucky

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8/23/12 9:40 AM by Cyril Jeff

  problem with Olympic Style TKD and Fighting is there so different, I don't doubt Anderson could excel at it, but how sucky would it be to see him lose to a junky TKD fighter within their "system"...