Anderson da Silva is a professional Mixed martial artist of Brazilian origin. Anderson Silva was famed for his in ring technique and fierce attitude. He has won the UFC middle weight Championship. Silva holds the record of longest title streak in UFC for 2,457 days. Silva is considered as one of the all time greats.
Silva has made his mark for his cunning striking ability, knockout power and ability to counter strike. Silva has been awarded with 13 post fight bonuses; second most in the entire history of UFC. He has been currently ranked the no 6 contender in official rankings of UFC middle weight.
Biography & Wiki
The fierce fighter was born April 14, 1975 in a poverty stricken family. His childhood was spent with his uncle who was an officer in police force. His was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu via his neighbors. He himself has stated in an interview that he used to copy his neighbor kids as jiu jitsu was a luxury which his family could not afford. By the age of 13, his family was stable enough to let him start the Tae KwonDo lessons. Before he started his career as professional fighter, he did many part time jobs to support him and his famliy that includes a job at McDonald’s.
Silva was married to Dayane and is blessed with three sons and two daughters. He did several cameos in movies including Never Surrender in 2009.
Career Awards & Achievements
Anderson Silva is an all-round fighter though he is best known for his Muay Thai skills. His professional debut was in 1997, but his first loss occurred three years later in 2000. In his glorious career apart from being longest reigning UFC MMA mid weight champion, Silva has won numerous awards and championship. Silva won the Shooto Middle Weight Championship and the famous Cage Rage Championship both once in his career. In the Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC , he has won almost everything . His long list of achievements in UFC includes being the unified UFC Middleweight and Pride FC Welterweight Championship. He has also won Fight of the Night for four times. He was awarded the Submission of the night twice in his career. He also held the most knockout of the Night Awards for seven times.
For his unparalleled work, he has been awarded by several prestigious organization including ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Silva has won the World MMA Awards for Fighter of the Year in 2008, Fight of the Year in 2010 and Knockout of the Year in 2011. He was also awarded as fighter of the year in 2008 by Sports illustrated and Spike guy’s Choice award . In 2009, he was awarded the beat down of the year by Sherdog. ESPN has specified Silva the prestigious award of Knockout of the Year in 2011. Most recently, he was awarded the Robbery of the Year Award by Sherdog in 2017.
Net Worth of Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva has an net worth of approximately $20 million. The majority of his net worth is from UFC awards and fighting bonuses. Apart from these his several movie cameos had added significantly to his net worth. Silva is marketed by the famous 9INE, the company co owned by Brazilian footballer Ronaldo. He is also sponsored by his favorite football club Sport Club Corinthians Paulista. He is also well endorsed by Burger King and Beer brand Budweiser. He was also sponsored by Nike till 2014, due to Nike’s volunteer removal from UFC.
Being an MMA Fighter do attracts controversies. The 6’2” Brazilian Southpaw has himself had fair share of controversies. Apart from several dangerous injuries including the fibula injury that almost forced him to retire. Silva showed great temperament and will power to return to the ring. Due to wrong suggestions and guidance, Silva failed the Drug test and was fined subsequently. But these things never let him down as he came back stronger. A fan of Spiderman and Super Heroes, Silva considers his mother as real Superwomen. He is currently serving and injury and is expected to be back soon. Silva’s rise from a kid copying his neighbors to learn Jiu Jitsu to prized fighter and one of modern MMA greats is truly inspirational.