Anderson Silva Wins GQ Brazil's Sportsman Of The Year

by Wilson Weigl | source: gq.globo.com
 

"It was an historic year for the Mixed Martial Arts - the sport exploded in popularity on prime time TV - and especially for Anderson Silva. By defending his middleweight belt for the ninth time, The Spider won the fight of the year against Japan's Yushin Okami in Brazil, and was proclaimed the greatest athlete in the history of MMA.

"I know that my victories helped the success in the sport. I'm glad that people talk on the streets, that the academies sing up new students. We need new idols," says the 36 year old fighter.

"I'm really nervous to be up here," joked Silva from the Copacabana Palace. "I represent you when you're in a fight, OK? "

"For us, OK!"

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ABE FROMAN site profile image  

11/30/11 4:36 AM by ABE FROMAN

He will be the biggest star by cleaning out an entire division without 1 loss, who cares that it's Chael? PS: I'm glad u mad.  

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11/30/11 4:32 AM by Doctor mma

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11/30/11 4:28 AM by ImGladUmad

LMAO chael...a dude who couldn't cut it at LHW will make somebody the biggest MMA star....talk about being delusional.DOn't get me wrong AS is good but beating chael doesn't mean anything, he needs to fight at 205 against more skillfull opponents

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11/30/11 3:32 AM by ds1970

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11/30/11 3:29 AM by Wasa-B

Chael's legacy will be his mouth and his association with Anderson.Anderson's legacy is how great he is.

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11/30/11 2:25 AM by ABE FROMAN

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11/30/11 2:23 AM by ImGladUmad

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11/30/11 2:17 AM by ABE FROMAN

When he beats Chael again he will become the biggest MMA star ever. It will be his last real challenge at that weight.

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11/30/11 2:04 AM by rosario00

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