Anderson Silva: I’m doing this to give back to the US

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

In his first full-length interview since his injury, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva sits down with us to discuss his road to recovery, return to the Octagon, and his surprising future plans. We spend two full days with Silva for a wide-ranging and eye-opening interview. Watch this revealing interview, along with the highly anticipated replay of UFC 168, both going live this week, exclusively on UFC Fight Pass .

Anderson Silva (on recovery): Another couple of months and I would be ready to fight tho year. But I’m having this opportunity to spend more time with my family, to focus and work over my personal projects.

(on return to the UFC): I was a bit worried to begin with, but then I thought to myself, I have been doing this since I was a kid, let’s go.

(on future plans): And I’m am doing this to give back to the US, what the US gave me. Which is the opportunity for my children to study, the opportunity for a different life than the one I have in Brazil, and being able to make a difference, for real. 

Not that I wouldn’t be able to do this in Brazil, I can. But not as a police man.