Anderson Silva attending LA police academy


Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva recently was interviewed by Brazil's Folha de Sao Paulo, and revealed that he is carrying on a family tradition of training to be a police officer.

"I train every morning, take my kids to school and go to the police school," said Silva as translated by MMAFighting's Guilherme Cruz. "I’m studying at the Los Angeles School Police Department. I’m studying to become a police officer."

Silva explains that he will not be going the LAPD, but instead is taking the course to honor his uncle, who raised him.

"It’s a personal wish, something that will make my uncle happy. He thought it was a little weird that I’m not doing this here (in Brazil), but it wasn’t the right time. My brothers are police officers, my nephews are police officers. It’s a family thing."

While the report might seem like an April Fools prank, it is dated on a story from Brazil that published on March 30th, and appears to be legit.

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Media Monster site profile image  

4/1/14 12:16 PM by Media Monster

Maybe he'll star in a new season of Steven Seagal: Lawman

Barbasol OOTFFTT site profile image  

4/1/14 12:03 PM by Barbasol OOTFFTT

To be honest, I didn't read it here or there.

Kirik site profile image  

4/1/14 11:58 AM by Kirik

Was there ambiguity in "said Silva as translated by MMAFighting's Guilherme Cruz," with a link to the article, and Guilherme's twitter?

Barry Soetoro Jr site profile image  

4/1/14 11:30 AM by Barry Soetoro Jr

Wtf?I didn't know he's a US citizen...Also, LAUSD police don't have their own academy, they send their recruits to LA Sheriff's academy...

Barbasol OOTFFTT site profile image  

4/1/14 11:26 AM by Barbasol OOTFFTT

Did the UG blog steal this from MMAfighting or vice versa

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

4/1/14 11:23 AM by MMA Lives Here

Why would this be an April Fools though? Wouldn't be funny

Attila site profile image  

4/1/14 11:22 AM by Attila

These posts have gone from predictable to downright stupid. Enough UG for me today.

TopGrinder site profile image  

4/1/14 10:59 AM by TopGrinder

I hate April 1. It's so fuckin stupid. Think imma gonna avoid the internet today

Sofa King Cool site profile image  

4/1/14 10:59 AM by Sofa King Cool

He's probably just doing it to learn how to beat people up and violate their civil rights. -Angry Inch

Knockoutimus site profile image  

4/1/14 10:57 AM by Knockoutimus

I can't take anything serious today.