Silva: Nogueira brothers convinced me not to retire after Pride

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Karyn Bryant: Let’s talk about your friends, the Nogueiras. Why do they mean so much to you?

Anderson Silva: The Nogueira brothers are part of my family. I love these buys because me stay together with my dream, because one day I talked to Rogerio and Rodrigo and say I no more fight bro.

Karyn Bryant: Was that after Pride and you thought maybe I’ll just stop and the Nogueira’s convinced you to keep going then?

Anderson Silva: Ya, the time Rogerio and Rodrigo talk to me, I no have nothing. My dream was lost, Rodrigo talked to me and said ‘hey come to my house, I will help you. Don’t worry. Come to hear, we will train together.’ I finished my contract with Pride. The guys tell me not to fight in Pride anymore. I said ‘what? I fight in Pride, I’m good in Pride. I had no problem with Pride, but Rodrigo help me for better fights. I love Rodrigo. I love  Rogerio. This is my family.